Controversial Rangers duo Jordan Jones and George Edmundson have been spotted back at Auchenhowie as big chances to impress beckon in pre-season [Rangers.co.uk].
Jones and Edmundson were both involved in a high-profile breach of Covid restrictions last season and after serving seven-match SFA bans, they were sent out on loan to Sunderland and Derby County respectively.
Although both Gers were hindered by injuries at times during their loan stints, they both received considerably more playing time than they would have done at Ibrox.
A few months back, Jones was being heavily linked with a permanent exit, with a host of Championship clubs reportedly keen to sign him [TEAMtalk]. However, that speculation has died down recently.
Meanwhile, the Daily Record reported last week that the Gers had made it clear to interested EFL clubs that Edmundson isn’t for sale, with Steven Gerrard allegedly keen to bring him back into the fold.
Therefore, it looks as though both players will, at the very least, be available for early pre-season matches and are likely to get opportunities to impress.
Both were present at Auchenhowie for the first day of training on Monday and can be picked out completing testing in the gym in an album uploaded by the club in the evening.
Edmundson can also be spotted alongside James Tavernier and Calvin Bassey after what appears to have been a difficult running session.
💪 Back to work.
— Rangers Football Club (@RangersFC) June 28, 2021
Some supporters felt strongly that neither player should get another chance at Rangers after their Covid restrictions breach, given that they put the team’s brilliant start to the season at risk.
However, not long after they emerged from their isolation period, Gerrard publically stated that he had forgiven the duo [RangersTV] and now that the dust has settled somewhat, only a minority of supporters would begrudge them a place in the 2021/22 squad, should they impress sufficiently over the coming weeks.
Jones looks set to have less competition, too, with two other wingers reportedly about to head out on loan.