'Different class': Derek Ferguson backs Rangers to sign Jordan Jones

Jordan Jones of Kilmarnock celebrates scoring a goal at the start of the second half with his team mates during the Ladbrokes Scottish Premiership match between Celtic and Kilmarnock at...

Rangers have been linked with a move for Kilmarnock winger Jones.

Jordan Jones of Kilmarnock celebrates scoring a goal at the start of the second half with his team mates during the Ladbrokes Scottish Premiership match between Celtic and Kilmarnock at...

Derek Ferguson has told Open Goal's Right In The Coupon that Kilmarnock's Jordan Jones is "different class" and considers whether or not Rangers should consider a move for the wing wizard.

Rangers have been linked with 23-year-old Jones for quite some time, dating back to Pedro Caixinha looking to land the Killie winger and now The Express claim Steven Gerrard is considering a move in a bid to replace Jamie Murphy.

Murphy was ruled out for the entire season after picking up a knee injury during the 3-1 win over Jones' Killie, leaving the Gers light on the flanks.

That showed during Thursday night's 1-0 win over FC Ufa, though the signing of Kyle Lafferty has eased Rangers fans concerns. Ferguson believes Jones is an excellent player, but is concerned about the step up to Ibrox.

"He's different class," Ferguson said. "Stevie Clarke thinks a lot of him, think there was an offer made of £250,000, £300,000 so I reckon Clarke rates him at about £1million.

"But there are a lot of players who go to Rangers or Celtic, and just don't quite cut it. It's being able to handle that criticism. A lot of good players are unable to make that step up."

Jordan Jones of Kilmarnock scores a goal at the start of the second half during the Ladbrokes Scottish Premiership match between Celtic and Kilmarnock at Celtic Park Stadium on October 28,...

Jones has made 90 appearances for Killie, scoring seven goals but has created 18 - a ratio of one assist every five games for Clarke's side. 

A two-time Northern Ireland international, Jones has shown time and time again that he can cut it at Scottish Premiership level but it remains to be seen if Rangers will make a move before August 31.

Jordan Jones and Greg Taylor (L), of Kilmarnock all smiles at the final whistle as Kilmarnock records draw agains Celtic during the Ladbrokes Scottish Premiership match between Celtic and...

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