Rangers star axed from squad as manager comes down hard on Covid-19 breach
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Rangers star axed from squad as boss comes down hard on Covid breach

Rangers winger Jordan Jones has been dropped from the Northern Ireland squad after breaching Covid-19 protocols to attend a house party, manager Ian Baraclough has confirmed.

The Ulster side’s boss confirmed that Jones, 27, wouldn’t make the cut for the nation’s crunch UEFA Nations League playoff tie against Slovakia in a major blow to the winger’s ambitions.

Northern Ireland winger Jordan Jones has been axed from the national team’s squad for a breach of Covid-19 protocols at Rangers. (Photo By Ramsey Cardy/Sportsfile via Getty Images)

Baraclough, 49, was also clear that he’d spoken to Jones about his conduct previously and stressed how important it is that footballers set an example on and off the field.

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“I have spoken to Jordan today and made my feelings on the matter clear to him,” said Baraclough [Belfast Telegraph].

“This team has a responsibility to show leadership not only on the field, but off it too. It is something we have discussed many times.

“Jordan is a talented young player who has a lot to offer Northern Irish football. Unfortunately he has made the wrong decision in a period where we all need to look out for the safety of others, as well as ourselves.

“Jordan will not be included in my squad for the upcoming international window and hopefully he will learn from this incident.”

Rangers suspended both Jordan Jones and George Edmundson pending a formal investigation after both players were at a house party in Glasgow’s West End which was broken up by police.

The duo have now entered a two-week quarantine with their Ibrox careers surely on the line following the idiotic incident.

George Edmundson was also involved in the breach were both players attended a party in Glasgow’s West End. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

Winger Jordan Jones has been skiting around the edges for a while with his conduct and this may well be one of the final nails in the coffin for the player’s future at Ibrox.

George Edmundson too finds himself on the fringes of the squad with Rangers fans furious at the decision to break the Ibrox club’s bubble in an important season.

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