Jordan Jones has commented on the final few months of his Kilmarnock career. It is painfully obvious commentary of the situation that Killie fans have known for months.
Speaking to the Herald, Jones said: “It was a tough period, like nothing that I have experienced before. I was just trying to concentrate the best I could for Kilmarnock, but it is difficult when I have signed for Rangers and I’ve been waiting to do that for a long time.
“It finally happened and I had to wait another six months to finally join. It was about keeping my head down and working as hard as I could, which I did.”
The part where he says it was ‘difficult’ is something Jones made fans well aware of.
Jones was as good as gone for Kilmarnock during final months
To say he worked extremely hard in his final few months at Killie doesn’t appear to be correct. No doubt he’ll have put in the effort behind the scenes, but when he was on the pitch, he didn’t seem interested.
One eye was very clearly on his Rangers move when he had to have two on Killie’s European charge. Instead he seemingly threw in the towel, opting to wait six months for his Ibrox switch.
Fans knew it was difficult for Jones. His early performances after the deal had been agreed showed promise. It looked like it wouldn’t affect him, but it eventually did.
Jones didn’t play in their final five games, his last Rugby Park appearance coming from the bench against Motherwell at the start of March.
Norther Ireland winger Jones was decent for Killie but his spell has been tarnished to some extent by his final few months. It’s unlikely to be hugs and kisses when turns up in Rangers blue for the first game of the season at Rugby Park.