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Tuesday 03 Aug 2021
Jordan Jones secures move to Wigan Athletic

Northern Ireland winger Jordan Jones has left Scottish champions Rangers and signed a three-year deal with League One outfit Wigan Athletic for an undisclosed fee.

The 26-year-old, who departs Steven Gerrard’s side after making just 19 appearances during his two-year stint at Ibrox, could be set to make his debut for the Latics in this weekend’s opening league fixture against Sunderland where he enjoyed a six-month loan spell last term. 

“I’m over the moon,” Jones told the club website. “The move has been in the pipeline for a few weeks so I’m just thankful to be here and I cannot wait to get started and kick on.

“I spoke to the manager and a few of the players, and it seems there is such a positive vibe around the place at the minute - it’s something that I want to be a part of.

“They’ve got a clear vision with how they want to play football; playing attacking football and getting as many results as we can.”

Jones, who has won 12 international caps for Northern Ireland, began his career as a trainee at Middlesbrough but was released by the club without making a first team appearance at the Riverside.

He then made the move to Scotland, joining Kilmarnock in the summer of 2016. During his three years at Rugby Park he scored 11 goals in 118 games for the Ayrshire side before Steven Gerrard secured his signature for Rangers.

Former Northern Ireland boss Michael O’Neill gave Jones his international debut in the World Cup 2018 play-off game away to Switzerland in November 2017 and in May this year he scored his first international goal in the 3-0 win against Malta.

At the start of the year Jones joined Sunderland on loan and scored three goals in 19 appearances as he helped the Black Cats secure a play-off spot in League One.