Rangers loanee follows up wondergoal with start in promotion-chasing win
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Rangers loanee follows up wondergoal with start in promotion-chasing win

Rangers loanee Jordan Jones followed up from his wondergoal for Sunderland at the weekend with a start in their 1-0 win over Swindon Town.

The pacey Northern Irish international winger helped salvage a point for the Black Cats over the weekend with a wonderful solo strike which helped drag his loan side back from 2-0 down.

This time around Jones started the match against Swindon at the Stadium of Light but was subbed off just after the hour mark, around eight minutes before Charlie Wyke scored the eventual winner.

The result takes Sunderland to fourth in English League One as Lee Johnson’s side looks to climb back up the divisions in England.

Former Premier League stalwarts with a near 50k capacity stadium and one of the most loyal fanbases in British football, Sunderland are a sleeping giant south of the border.

If Jones, 26, can help inspire the northeast side to promotion it will do his chances of impressing down south absolutely no harm.

Sunderland will have ambitions to gain promotion to the Championship first before tackling the Premier League.

Jones’ Rangers future hangs in the balance after being farmed out on loan to Sunderland following a high-profile Covid-19 breach earlier in the season and subsequent ban.

Rangers loanee Jordan Jones has impressed during his loan spell at Sunderland and scored a wondergoal against Crewe Alexandra. (Photo by Jon Hobley/MI News/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

The talented forward has flattered to deceive at times at Rangers and there’s a feeling that there is a long way back from here for the Ulster international.

Jones wasn’t the only Rangers loanee in action this week but a close friend and fellow Covid-19 breacher didn’t have quite as much success turning out for his adopted side.