Player who left Rangers last week scores penalty in gripping cup shootout win
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Player sold by Rangers last week scores penalty in dramatic cup shootout win

Former Rangers winger Jordan Jones scored a penalty in a dramatic shootout win for Wigan Athletic over Hull City in the EFL Cup first round on Tuesday.

Jones signed for the Latics last Wednesday, joining on a three-year deal for an undisclosed fee.

After a stop-start few seasons in Glasgow, the Northern Ireland international is looking for regular first-team football and he’s started well in Greater Manchester.

After a brief substitute outing in Wigan’s EFL League One opener against Sunderland at the weekend, Jones was named in the starting XI for an EFL Cup clash at Hull on Tuesday night.


Jones lined up on the left wing and played the full 90 minutes but the sides couldn’t be separated in normal time with the scores level at 1-1.

Former Rangers winger Jordan Jones scored a penalty in a shootout win over Hull City. (Photo by Ian Horrocks/Sunderland AFC via Getty Images)

The contest then went straight to penalties and Jones stepped up third for the visitors.

The former Ger tucked away his spot-kick and Wigan eventually triumphed 8-7 when Jordan Cousins scored after Manchester United loanee Di’Shon Bernard had missed for Hull.

After the game, Jones tweeted his delight at the playing time and the victory.

“Good win against Hull tonight and a well-needed 90 minutes!!” he wrote. “Proud to of (sic) made my Wigan full debut! On to Saturday.”

The Saturday fixture mentioned by Jones is Wigan’s first competitive home match of the season, a 3pm kick-off against Rotherham United.

A player Rangers were tipped to make a ‘sensational’ move for earlier this summer made his senior debut alongside Jones on Tuesday night, coming off the bench in the second half.

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