Report: Manager wants to sign Rangers player, seven years after giving him his debut

Rangers fans celebrate at the final whistle as Rangers beat Celtic 1-0 during the Ladbrokes Scottish Premiership match between Rangers and Celtic at Ibrox Stadium on December 29, 2018 in...

Jordan Jones is facing an uncertain future at Scottish Premiership giants Rangers, with Blackburn Rovers reportedly hoping to reunite him with Tony Mowbray.

Jordan Jones of Rangers is seen in action during the pre season friendly match between Rangers and Oxford United  at Ibrox Stadium on July 07, 2019 in Glasgow, Scotland.

Jordan Jones’ Rangers future has come under question with Tony Mowbray hoping to reunite with the winger at Blackburn Rovers, according to the Daily Record.

12 months ago, the Glasgow giants snapped up two of the most eye-catching Scottish Premiership stars while barely spending a penny. But as Glen Kamara continues to go from strength to strength at the heart of Steven Gerrard’s midfield, former Kilmarnock talisman Jones is yet to live up to expectations at Ibrox.

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It was Mowbray who handed an 18-year-old Jones his debut for Middlesbrough back in 2013 and, as reported by the Record, the veteran coach would love to work with a skilful Northern Ireland international again.

 

“Jordan Jones is a lad from Redcar, where I’m from, and offers something we haven’t got,” Mowbray told the Teesside Gazette back in 2013.

“He’s not an out-and-out striker, he’s not necessarily a winger, he’s a tricky midfield player who can drive at the centre-halves and I felt it was an opportunity to give him a chance.”

Isaac Hayden of Arsenal is challenged by Jordan Jones of Middlesborough during the Barclays Under 21 League Match between Middlesbrough and Arsenal on January 15 in Middlesbrough, United...

Jones has made just ten appearances since joining Rangers with his Man of the Match display in the 4-2 Europa League win away at Midtjylland in August very much an anomaly in his Gers career so far.

The 25-year-old has been out of action for four months due to a knee injury, his last appearance being marred by a ridiculous red card against Celtic – a show of ill-discipline which had Gerrard fuming.

When he returns from the treatment table, Jones could find himself stuck behind Sheyi Ojo, Joe Aribo, Brandon Barker and Ryan Kent in the pecking order.

Maybe a move to Blackburn, and a premature departure from Rangers, is the best option.

Jordan Jones of Rangers walks from the pitch after being sent off late in the second half during the Ladbrokes Premiership match between Rangers and Celtic at Ibrox Stadium on September 1,...

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