Jones admits to 'tough period' at Killie
Jordan Jones admits he endured a 'tough period' at Kilmarnock last season once news of his impending move to Rangers was confirmed.
The Northern Ireland international has finally been able to link-up with his new teammates after originally signing a pre-contract agreement with the Glasgow giants in January.
News of Jones' impending move did not go down well with Killie fans at the time and the 24-year-old found himself in an out the team at Rugby Park during the second half of last season as a result.
Jones has now admitted it was a difficult period for him, but he is looking forward to making a fresh start at Rangers.
"It was a tough period for me after that (signing the pre-contract), like nothing I've experienced before," Jones told the Daily Record. "I was just trying to concentrate on doing the best I could for Killie. But it's difficult when you've signed for Rangers and you've been wanting to do that for a long time.
"It finally happened but I had to wait another six months to actually join. It was about keeping my head down and working as hard as I could, which I did."
The former Middlesbrough youngster will now be hoping to hit the ground running under Steven Gerrard, as he bids to help Rangers return to the top of the Scottish game.
"I'm not coming to Rangers to sit back now," he added. "I'll be here, working hard for the next four years to see where it takes us."
Tom McGarry completed his sports journalist degree in 2011,and has since has become an integral part of the editorial and audio team. He is passionate about all things sport, particularly football, and is a lifelong supporter of his hometown club Carlisle United.