Rangers fans have lauded Jordan Jones after he tweeted his delight at getting back on the pitch in the friendly win over Lokomotiv Tashkent.
The 25-year-old winger has been out injured since September when he damaged his knee launching into a wild challenge on Celtic’s Moritz Bauer.
He’s been back training since late November, but an illness set back his progress and he didn’t make an appearance over the congested festive period.
The Northern Ireland international was given the nod for the second 45 minutes in the Dubai Sevens Stadium on Saturday, though, and he’ll be hoping it’s the first of many outings in 2020.
As a confidence booster, he managed to get himself an assist, too.
Driving infield after picking the ball up on the left flank, Jones weaved his way past multiple opposition players before sliding in Greg Stewart, who made it 6-1 with a clinical finish.
After the game, Jones tweeted the video footage of the goal alongside the caption ‘Good to be back out there with the lads’.
It went down well with Bears, with plenty of fans welcoming him back and asking him to kick on at Ibrox, despite reported interest from various English Championship clubs [Daily Record]
Here’s a selection of reactions:
Dont u think of leaving!!!!🇬🇧🇬🇧
— Graeme weir (@Graemeweir5) January 11, 2020
Great to see you back JJ
— Curtis (@1872Curtis) January 11, 2020
Can see you being a big player for us this second half of the season you on one wing Kent on the other magic 👍🇬🇧
— stuart orr (@stuartorr11) January 11, 2020
Big part to play in the second half of the season 👌🏻🇬🇧
— Craig Sharp (@Sharpy1872) January 11, 2020
No more mental tackles, we’ll be needing you for the run in! 🤙🏻
— Richie (@delinquentrich) January 11, 2020
What a run for the assist bro, happy to see you back 👍🇬🇧
— Jambo Mac (@JmcXJn) January 11, 2020
Great to see you back 🔴⚪🔵 bringing lots of pace and momentum for the second half of the season ⚽️⚽️⚽️
— RangersFor55 (@craig0210) January 11, 2020
Good to see you back big man , let’s push on the rest of the season 💙💪💪
— Dean (@Urban1Dean) January 11, 2020
— Dave Collins (@Collins4546Dave) January 12, 2020
Top notch today JJ
— SS (@_SS1872) January 11, 202