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Northern Ireland's Jordan Jones isn't worth half what Rangers offered, says League One boss

By Gareth Hanna

Northern Ireland international Jordan Jones isn't worth even half the offer Rangers made for him, according to a Scottish League One manager.

The Gers had what was believed to be a £350,000 bid knocked back by Jones' club Kilmarnock earlier this week, with the Glasgow club scolded by both Killie boss Steve Clarke and striker Kris Boyd for an offer that the manager called 'nowhere near acceptable'.

But, having 'seen (Jones) in one game', Ayr United manager Ian McCall reckons Rangers were too kind with their offer.

“I’ve seen him in one game against us,” McCall said on BBC Radio Scotland's Sportsound programme. “He’s got pace, he plays out wide. He was their main threat but he didn’t really do anything. There was no end product. I think (Rangers) were well off the mark (with their offer) - I’d pay £150,000 for him."

Ayr United beat Kilmarnock 1-0 in a League Cup tie back in July with Jones playing the full match.

After Kilmarnock turned down Rangers' offer on Monday, boss Steve Clarke said: "There's been a bid, nowhere near acceptable. I would be a little bit sad if I was the player, to be honest, that the bid was so low. It was an easy one for the club to turn down."

Meanwhile, Jones' Kilmarnock team-mate Kris Boyd said: " “It pretty much sums it up as there’s a common theme the whole time. There’s one club unsettling everybody. If they want players then pay the money and come and take them.

“This club is not in a position where it needs to sell and certainly won’t give away one of its assets for next to nothing. If Rangers want Jordan they’ll need to pay the money."

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