This article is part of Football League World’s ‘The Verdict’ series, which provides personal opinions from the FLW writers regarding the latest breaking news, teams, players, managers, potential signings and more…
Sunderland are set to sign Jordan Jones on a loan deal from Rangers, according to the Sunderland Echo.
The 26-year-old has fallen out of favour under Steven Gerrard at Ibrox and it seems that a move away from the club is on the cusp of completion.
Lee Johnson has made no secret of his desire to strengthen his squad this month and the winger certainly seems to fit the bill.
But will Jones be a good signing for the Wearsiders?
The team at FLW have their say…
Whilst Jones has been an exciting player up in the Scottish Premiership – do Sunderland need another winger?
Lee Johnson has Aiden McGeady, Chris Maguire, Lynden Gooch and Aiden O’Brien to choose from, not to mention youngster Jack Diamond, so adding a sixth player to that mix will cause some major competition.
What Jones would add though is electric pace, something that none of Johnson’s current wide players really have – most of them want to slow the game down, bring it inside and take a shot.
On the strength of his form for Kilmarnock a few years ago, Jones can probably be a major asset in League One, and will only strengthen the Black Cats’ push for promotion.
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I’m a big fan of this.
I’ve been expecting Jordan Jones to rock up at a Championship club in all honesty, so for Sunderland to snap him up looks like really good business.
Charlie Wyke will surely love this. Jones offers a really good attacking outlet on either flank and his crossing ability is very, very good – he’s adept at providing pinpoint crosses and he could provide plenty of chances for Wyke to capitalise on.
Jones is not afraid to take on his man and should really excite Sunderland fans with his direct style of play, he has real technique though and can offer a real creative solution.
This capture could be just what the Black Cats need to propel them nearer the sharp end of the League One table.