Rangers manager Steven Gerrard has suggested that Jordan Jones could still have a future at Ibrox amid reports linking the winger with a number of Championship clubs including QPR.
Jones made just seven league appearances in his debut campaign with Rangers last season, leading to speculation of a potential departure from Glasgow for the 25-year-old.
Recent reports have claimed that QPR, Blackburn, Middlesbrough, Stoke, Barnsley and Preston are all interested in bringing the winger south of the border, although it seems Gerrard is far from convinced that such a move will happen.
Speaking to The Scottish Sun about the situation surrounding Jones, the Rangers manager said: “I am looking to strengthen in the forward area, but in terms of Jordan he has come back, trained hard and been focused.
“I don’t know where that noise has come from, but it certainly hasn’t come from our side. Jordan just needs to keep his head down and keep on working hard. What will be, will be.”
Would Jones be a good signing for QPR?
This is an interesting one for these clubs involved – including QPR – to consider.
It does seem as though Mark Warburton’s side could do to add some attacking reinforcements to their side, given the amount of speculation there currently is around possible departures from the Kiyan Prince Foundation Stadium for players based in that particular area of the pitch.
As a result, the addition of someone such as Jones to their side could certainly have been useful for QPR ahead of the new campaign.
Indeed, having struggled for game time since his move to Rangers from Kilmarnock last summer, you feel that Jones himself may have been open to a move away this summer in order to earn himself some more first-team opportunities in the coming campaign.
Consequentially, it could still be worth keeping an eye on just how this plays out over the next few weeks, in spite of those comments from Gerrard.