Jordan Jones says Rangers switch won't happen in January and vows to win back Kilmarnock fans
Jordan Jones has vowed to win back Kilmarnock fans after signing a pre-contract agreement to join title rivals Rangers this summer.
The Northern Ireland winger will make the switch to Ibrox at the end of the season but, with Kilmarnock just a point behind the Gers and table-topping Celtic, fans were less than impressed with what he has now called an 'over-excited' social media reaction.
He admitted it was “a dream come true” on Twitter after the move was announced at the start of January.
“I’m fully committed to Kilmarnock until the summer. I won’t leave in this window," he said on Thursday morning at a press conference to preview Killie's Scottish Cup tie against Forfar.
“Everyone has an opinion in football and they are maybe a bit upset in way it was done but my team-mates and gaffer know how committed I am. I need to show the fans.
"Looking back at the tweet, I was over excited and it was a bit of inexperience but I can’t take it back. I can only win them back with performances.
“I’ve always tried to give my best in two-and-a-half years and commitment never in question. That won’t change.
"It’s happened. The Rangers thing is put to the side until the summer. It’s old news. I’m fully focused on helping Kilmarnock.
“The only opinion that matters to me is the gaffer’s. It’s up to me to change fans’ views."
Kilmarnock manager Steve Clarke said that if the club's fans choose to jeer the player, they will also be criticising his team selection.
“If the fans boo Jordan then they’re booing me as well because it will be my decision to select him," he said.
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