Jordan Jones reveals what Rangers boss Stevie Gerrard told him after Sunderland switch

Sunderland midfielder Jordan Jones has thanked Rangers boss Steven Gerrard for allowing him to join the Black Cats on loan.

Thursday, 18th February 2021, 5:00 pm

Jones, 26, wasn’t receiving much gametime at Ibrox and had made just three league appearances in the 2020/21 campaign before his move to Wearside in January.

The player isn’t holding anything against Gerrard and says the door hasn’t closed on his Rangers career.

Speaking to the Daily Record about his relationship with Gerrard, Jones said: “I understood his situation and the fact is that the team was doing so well I couldn’t really have had an argument.

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“I just had to accept the situation and to continue to train hard every day.”

“He knew I was at a stage in my career where I needed to be playing games and he was brilliant. That was how I got the loan to Sunderland and I am thankful to the manager for that. Rangers are going for the title and the manager could have kept me around just in case I was needed but he knew I was keen to get games and so let me go on-loan.”

Jones is now looking forward to helping Sunderland as the Black Cats attempt to win promotion from League One.

The playmaker has made three league appearances for his new club so far, while Gerrard is keeping an eye on his progress at the Stadium of Light.

“The manager called me and wished me all the best,” added Jones. “He told me to go down and to do well and more importantly to enjoy my football again.

“I really appreciated that and he told me to go and do the best I can and then we can look at things again in the summer.

“The manager has told me the door isn’t closed on me at Rangers. “I just need to focus on Sunderland and I watch from afar and hope Rangers can also be successful come the end of the season.”

Jones came off the bench during Sunderland’s last league game against Doncaster but could be recalled to the starting XI this weekend’s trip to Burton.

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