Outgoing Northern Ireland manager Michael O’Neill is hoping for a reunion in the English Championship with Rangers player Jordan Jones, according to the Daily Record.

The Ulster wide man is being linked with a move to Stoke City as well as a return to Jonathon Woodgate’s Middlesbrough, for whom Jones came through the Academy.

The Record report also backs up earlier claims that former Celtic boss Tony Mowbray wants the five-cap winger at Blackburn Rovers [Herald].

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Jordan Jones was beginning to settle into life at Ibrox prior to injuring himself v Celtic. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

Jones hasn’t been seen for Rangers since injuring himself in a challenge on Celtic full-back Patrick Bauer in the 2-0 defeat at Ibrox in September.

The winger saw red for the tackle and undoubtedly came off worse for wear between the two, resulting in a more than three-month lay-off.

 

It stifled Jones’ positive start to life at Ibrox and the winger will be determined to break back into the squad ahead of the second half of the campaign.

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Whilst Rangers fans saw flashes of what the Northern Irishman can bring to the table, Jones will be determined to make a proper impression on the support in the coming months.

Jordan Jones is also an established international with Northern Ireland. (Photo By Ramsey Cardy/Sportsfile via Getty Images)

Signing a four-year pre-contract deal last January with his contract running down at Kilmarnock, there is still plenty of time for the 25-year-old to impress at Rangers.

This continuing transfer interest also shows the level of talent Rangers have at the club, with Jones considered a squad player and teams down south vying for his signature.

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