Jordan Jones is 'the enemy' for Rangers until summer: Gerrard
Jordan Jones will become a Rangers player this summer - and very excited about it he is too - but until then, he'll be treated as an enemy.
That's the declaration of Gers boss Steven Gerrard, who is planning to nullify the Northern Ireland winger's attacking threat when Jones' Kilmarnock side host the Light Blues on Wednesday evening.
“Jordan will always be a threat because of his pace," said Gerrard. "He’s very direct, he’s capable of scoring and assisting goals.
“We’re well aware of Jordan but where we stand right now is that he’s a Kilmarnock player, so he’s the enemy, he’s the rival and that’s the way we’ll treat him."
It's a big clash in the Scottish Premiership season as Kilmarnock sit just a point behind the Gers and table-topping Celtic, who host Oran Kearney's St Mirren.
Jones had been criticised by Kilmarnock Trust director Barry Richmond for his social media reaction to signing his pre-contract agreement with Rangers and Gerrard is wary of the potential for a top performance as Jones fights his corner.
“I don’t think he’s got anything to prove, but from his point of view he’s still got to prove that he’s still focused and willing to do a job for them until the end of the season. But nothing changes for us. We treat him as an opponent and with respect," said Gerrard.
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