Former Rangers winger linked with return to SPFL under ex-Ibrox star
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Former Rangers winger linked with return to SPFL under ex-Ibrox star

Former Rangers winger Jordan Jones could be set for a return to Scottish football with one of his former sides after it was reported that Wigan are prepared to let him move to Kilmarnock.

According to The Sun’s Alan Nixon, Jones could head to Rugby Park, with Wigan subsidising part of his wages to make a move happen.

Jones has struggled to make an impact at Wigan after joining the Latics from Rangers last summer, spending part of last season on loan at St Mirren.

During his time on loan in Paisley, Jones scored once and recorded one assist in 13 appearances for the Buddies.

The Northern Ireland international moved to Rangers in 2019 after impressing at Kilmarnock, signing a pre-contract with Steven Gerrard’s side at the start of the year before moving to Ibrox in the summer.

However, a serious injury picked up in his Old Firm debut was the beginning of the end for Jones, with later off-field issues doing him no favours.

A return to Kilmarnock could suit Jones after the winger spent three successful years in Ayrshire and was one of Killie’s top performers before his exit.

While there have been plenty of changes at Kilmarnock since Jones last played for them, a return to familiar territory can help him get back on track after a tough time with Wigan.

Jones must regret letting Rangers chance slip

After arriving at Ibrox as someone Steven Gerrard clearly rated highly, Jones must seriously regret letting his Rangers opportunity pass by.

His injury suffered against Celtic was part bad luck and part stupidity but some of the other issues were entirely his own making.

Whether he’s learned from that or not remains to be seen but a chance to return to Killie is one that should help bring the best out of him.

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