Intriguing transfer report suggests Gerrard could perform U-turn on glowing November comments
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Rangers consider loaning out two controversial first-team players - report

The Daily Record reports that Rangers are considering loaning out both Jordan Jones and George Edmundson during the January transfer window in an apparent U-turn from Steven Gerrard.

Jones and Edmundson were heavily criticised by supporters in early November after breaching Covid-19 restrictions by attending a party.

Rangers players George Edmundson (pictured) and Jordan Jones were handed substantial SFA bans. (Photo by Jose Manuel Alvarez/Quality Sport Images/Getty Images)

The duo were suspended by the club and then handed seven-match bans by the SFA, ruling them out for a significant period.

In response to calls from some corners of the fanbase for them to be moved on in January, Gerrard later defended the players, though, stating that he had accepted their apologies before going on to say “they’re good players and we need them here to help support us moving forward” [RangersTV].

Yet, despite his glowing comments, neither Ger has featured since they became eligible again ahead of the Boxing Day league fixture against Hibernian.

In fact, neither Jones nor Edmundson have made any of the three matchday squads they’ve been eligible for since serving their suspensions.

Now, the Daily Record reports that the club are considering letting them leave Ibrox on loan in order to get game time.

Jones netting his first Gers goal against Motherwell in September. (Photo by Mark Runnacles/Getty Images)

It’s suggested that multiple English Championship and League One clubs are circling and that Rangers will sanction any proposed deal that’s suitable for all parties.

Jones has previously reportedly been the subject of interest from the likes of former club Middlesbrough as well as QPR and Preston [Sky Sports], while Edmundson also started his career in the EFL with League Two side Oldham Athletic.

With Nikola Katic expected to soon return to fitness, Rangers would soon still have four senior centre-backs to choose from even if Edmundson departs.

Rangers may not expect to be overly busy in terms of incomings this month, but an exciting 20-year-old player has suggested that a move to Ibrox would be a dream for him.

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