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Watch: Kilmarnock's Jordan Jones admits he had a pop back after Ian McCall 'chirped up' with 'irrelevant' opinion


Kilmarnock's Jordan Jones says Ian McCall's opinion was 'totally irrelevant' when Rangers were bidding for the midfielder during the January transfer window.

The Gers had what was believed to be a £350,000 bid knocked back after the turn of the year, prompting Ayr United boss McCall to claim the Gers had offered more than double what he believed the player to be worth.

“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."

After his side saw off the Gers last weekend, Jones sent out a tweet directed at McCall:


And we asked him what he thought of the whole affair.

"I had a little tweet about it the other day," he smiled. "(McCall's) opinion was totally irrelevant when Rangers put the bid in so I'm not too sure why he chirped up. I just thought I'd have a pop back this weekend."

Jones was speaking as he prepared for what could be his second appearance for Northern Ireland, the first coming off the bench in the second leg of the World Cup play-off defeat to Switzerland.

"It was a total mixture of emotions coming on in such a big game," he said. "You're trying to do your best for the team and get to the World Cup.

"It was a very proud night for me and my family but there was a lot of disappointment on the night so total mixed emotions.

"I've just got to train as hard as I can and hopefully get some time on the pitch to show the fans what I'm all about.

"I'm just trying to aim for my first start. You've got to take it step by step and I won't be too disappointed if I don't do it this weekend. I'm only new in the squad, you've just got to try and progress more and more each time you come away with the lads.

"The first game I was involved with was Germany at home, the atmosphere was electric. I didn't think it could get better then against Switzerland, it did. I just can't wait to play in front of that crowd again."

Belfast Telegraph