Jamie Murphy appeared to suffer a serious injury in Rangers’ 3-1 win against Kilmarnock in the Scottish League Cup at the weekend. But in the eyes of Rangers fans, the Ibrox giants should not have to look too far for a replacement.
Jordan Jones was once again electric on the wing for Killie. It was his cross which forced an own goal from Borna Barisic while James Tavernier, arguably the best right-back in the whole of Scotland, was given a real headache and not for the first time by the Northern Ireland international.
Fortunately for the Jones fanatics, it seems that Rangers’ decision makers are also very big fans of the Middlesbrough-born wideman.
Because the Express claims that Rangers could rekindle their interest in the 23-year-old, having made a rather derisory bid of £350,000 in the January transfer window, as reported by the Daily Record.
Murphy, a summer signing from Brighton, will be a big loss after starting the season in impressive style. And Rangers really should wait to see how long he will be on the sidelines for before they go and press ahead with signing a replacement. One might not be needed after all.
But in the eyes of Rangers fans, Jones is certainly up for the task.
Thought Jordan Jones was excellent again today. If Murphy is out long term, as it sounds he may be, we should go back in for JJ. Would imagine Killie will want a seven figure sum for him, though. #Rangers— Ryan Gilbert (@RyanGilbert79) August 19, 2018
I like him. I'd go as high as 500k with a year left on his deal— Peter Watt (@ped_watt) August 19, 2018
I think Murphy's going to be out for a while and we should bring in Jordan Jones as a replacement he's a good player the gaffer would make him better just need to get lafferty over the line and get another cb and we're sorted— RangersAlways1872 (@stephennisbet87) August 19, 2018
I think Jordan Jones would be a good shout for us if Murphy is as expected out long term. Always seems to give Tav problems but actually today Tav done well.— Rangers Bantz (@RangersBanter17) August 19, 2018
Get jordan jones signed up— George Renwick (@GeorgeRenwick3) August 19, 2018
Rangers need to sign Jordan Jones. He spins past defenders. Would be a great addition at Ibrox, more so since Jamie unfortunately could be sidelined for a while. Plays on the same wing. Seen him at hospitality at Ibrox recently. Boy wants to be there. He would slot in perfectly— Andrew (@awright_ha) August 21, 2018