Latest NewsScotland

Rangers should move for Kilmarnock winger in January says ex-Gers captain

By December 21, 2018No Comments

Kilmarnock winger Jordan Jones could give Rangers the attacking spark they need, insists Lee McCulloch.

The ex-Ibrox captain believes the tricky midfielder has proved he is the man to unlock defences in the SPFL.

And with the Northern Irishman free to sign a pre-contract in January, the ex-Light Blues defender insists Steven Gerrard should make his move.

He said: “Jordan is obviously a Kilmarnock player and all the rest of it but he’d be the one who could unlock defences with teams now sitting in against Rangers.

“When Rangers struggled in the draw against Dundee then that’s the type of situation where you need a bit of magic Jordan could provide.

“Talking from experience, when teams sit deep against you – and I never went past anyone in my life – you need someone to go and beat two or three players and Jordan is tailor-made for that.

“He’s the one who will go past two or three players and maybe open the door for an Alfredo Morelos or Kyle Lafferty, so it’s a no-brainer to get him.

“Jordan can play in behind but I prefer him out wide where it’s not as congested and just one v one. He’s given James Tavernier a few torrid times and even Mikael Lustig, Jack Hendry or whoever has been Celtic’s right-back.

“There isn’t a right-back who could handle Jordan when he’s on his game. That’s how highly I rate him from my time working with him.”