The way Jordan Jones announced his pre-contract with Rangers irked Killie fans.
Many had the opinion that the winger shouldn’t play for Killie again, with his posts on social media indicating his mind was no longer at Rugby Park.
After two impressive performances against a couple of the nation’s best teams, it would be fair to say Jones has well and truly silenced his doubters. Perhaps including ‘WATP’ in his tweet about a move to Glasgow wasn’t the brightest idea, but Killie fans should forgive him for that.
He’s proving that he is still a committed Killie player
Jones hasn’t changed
Whilst he’s soon to change strips, Killie fans are now guaranteed that the winger will continue to play a massive role for Steve Clarke until the end of the season. His performance against Rangers proved that.
Tireless runs and proving himself to be a constant threat, Jones’ goal against the side he had just signed with was perhaps a fairy tale ending to that game. It is also perhaps Jones’ most important Killie goal. The finish proved the Northern Irishman hasn’t been fazed by a move to Govan. Instead it seems to have motivated him to give that extra 10% to the Killie cause.
Whilst perhaps not as effective going forward, it was another energetic performance from Jones against Aberdeen. He couldn’t find that killer pass or shot on goal, but the performance levels were there. After putting in a massive shift against Rangers, it was great to see the Rangers-bound player put in an equally energy draining performance at Pittodrie
It would have been a shame for Jones’ time in Ayrshire to be tarnished by this controversial post on Twitter. The winger has been good for Kilmarnock, and the Ayrshire club have been good to him.
The Northern Ireland international is a massive part of Clarke’s attack. They will need him on song for the remainder of the campaign. He may be leaving in May, but for now, Jones’ heart and soul remains in Ayrshire.