Rangers loanee Jordan Jones used an Alfredo Morelos-esque celebration after netting a stunning first goal for Sunderland on Saturday.

Jones endured a difficult first half of the season at Ibrox, although his struggles were mainly of his own making, with he and George Edmundson picking up substantial bans for breaching Covid regulations in November.

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Jones had to leave Ibrox on loan in January in search of playing time. (Photo by Jeroen Meuwsen/BSR Agency/Getty Images)”n

With his chances of regular football over the remainder of the season slim, he headed out on loan to Sunderland in January and has made a strong start to his stint with the EFL League One club.

Jones was praised heavily by Black Cats supporters following his first assist last weekend and he found the net for the first time in spectacular fashion in a 2-2 draw at Crewe Alexandra on Saturday afternoon.

The promotion-chasing visitors looked to be heading for defeat at Gresty Road as they trailed 2-0 with less than 15 minutes of normal time remaining.

However, Jones – who was only brought off the bench on the hour mark – got the visitors back into the game by picking the ball up on the left flank and driving at his full-back, before cutting inside and firing an unstoppable swerving shot from the edge of the box into the top right corner.

The 26-year-old was unsurprisingly delighted with his effort and Morelos was clearly the inspiration for the celebration that followed.

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Rangers loanee Jordan Jones used an Alfredo Morelos inspired celebration. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

There was no knee slide from Jones, but he did tap his chest before emphatically pointing downwards with the index finger of both hands, a routine Morelos regularly completes after netting for Rangers.

Fellow substitute Chris Maguire then scored a similarly spectacular second for the visitors in the 97th minute as they snatched an unlikely point.

Lee Johnson’s side are now only six points behind second-placed Lincoln City and are eyeing up an automatic promotion slot.

Jones has moved to seven appearances for Sunderland and he’ll be hoping that the goals and assists flow over the coming weeks as he tries to force his way into Steven Gerrard’s plans for 2021/22.

The winger wasn’t the only Gers loanee in action on Saturday, with another sent off for the first time in his career after fouling a fellow Ger who was making a comeback following a breach of Covid regulations.

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