What is happening with Rangers winger Jordan Jones?
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What is happening with Rangers winger Jordan Jones?

Rangers have since rescued the momentum which was stopped in its tracks by September’s 2-0 Old Firm defeat at Ibrox, but not winger Jordan Jones.

The Northern Irish international hasn’t been seen since his short cameo that day was cut even shorter by a crashing red card challenge on Celtic’s Patrick Bauer.

Not only did the clash anger Steven Gerrard [Football Scotland], but in a cruel twist of fate, it has side-lined the former Killie winger ever since then.

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Jordan Jones apologised to Patrick Bauer [BBC Scotland] for the challenge after the match. (Photo by Mark Runnacles/Getty Images)

What’s even more frustrating about the injury is that prior to it, Jones was beginning to make a real impact on the side.

Only three days before the Old Firm, it was Jones whose curling cross from the left against Legia was met by Alfredo Morelos’ head to send us to the Europa League group stages.

Jones had also impressed in other European ties – namely away in Midtjylland – and his pace, direct running and final ball were beginning to look like a real asset.

Fast forward over two months and we’re still yet to see the winger return from the injury.

That suggests that the club were well aware at the time that the challenge could well keep him out of action for a considerable length of time, something which is a great source of frustration.

The knee injury – which was originally reported to keep him out for up to a month [Daily Record] – has now seen him side-lined for nine weeks.

Northern Ireland international Jones has also been unable to turn out for his country since being injured. It also cost him a place in the Europa League squad [UEFA]. (Photo By Ramsey Cardy/Sportsfile via Getty Images)

Jones will need to fight his way back to fitness and also back into the first team at Ibrox after a nasty lay-off.

Dropping a hint on Twitter last month that he was working his way back up to fitness, his battle to get back amongst the Bears could be closer than ever.

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