Jordan Jones sent stern message by Northern Ireland boss after Rangers winger's Covid-19 breach

Jordan Jones in action for Northern IrelandJordan Jones in action for Northern Ireland
Jordan Jones in action for Northern Ireland
Rangers winger Jordan Jones has been dropped by Northern Ireland boss Ian Baraclough after breaching Covid-19 rules.

It emerged on Monday that Jones and Ibrox team-mate George Edmundson had been suspended by the club after attending a private gathering with others outwith their household.

The pair have been advised to self-isolate for 14 days and will almost certainly face disciplinary action.

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Now Jones, 26, has been dropped from the Northern Ireland squad ahead of the upcoming international break.

Baraclough said: “I have spoken to Jordan today and made my feelings on the matter clear to him.

“Jordan is a talented young player who has a lot to offer Northern Irish football. Unfortunately he has made the wrong decision in a period where we all need to look out for the safety of others, as well as ourselves.

"This team has a responsibility to show leadership not only on the field, but off it too. It is something we have discussed many times.

“Jordan will not be included in my squad for the upcoming international window and hopefully he will learn from this incident.”

Northern Ireland are scheduled to play Slovakia at Windsor Park in a Euro 2020 play-off before facing Austria and Romania in back-to-back Nations League fixtures.

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