Sunderland winger Jordan Jones sends message back to Rangers as Steven Gerrard pictured celebrating in Ibrox dressing room

Sunderland winger Jordan Jones sent a message back to his parent club Rangers after Steven Gerrard’s side moved to within a point of clinching the Scottish Premiership title.

Unable to join in the party in the Ibrox dressing room after the 3-0 win over St Mirren, Jones sent a social media message following the Black Cats' 2-0 win over Rochdale.

Retweeting images of Steven Gerrard celebrating in the Rangers dressing room as fans flocked around the Ibrox windows, Jones wrote “Enjoy every minute #55” as well as heart emojis in red and blue and a union flag.

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His message received multiple retweets and has been liked thousands of times.

Rangers first team coach Michael Beale was one of many to reply and wrote: "You are part of this Jordan.”

Jones signed for Rangers in the summer of 2019 but the Northern Ireland international moved to Sunderland in January on loan until the end of the season in search of first team football. The winger played just four times for Rangers this term and also missed a portion of the season through suspension. He sat out for seven games late last year after breaching Covid rules in November.

Rangers need just one more point to make mathematically certain of a 55th league title – a decade since their last title triumph under Walter Smith in 2011.

Rangers manager Steven Gerrard celebrates out the dressing room window with fans outside during a Scottish Premiership match between Rangers and St Mirren at Ibrox Stadium, on March 06, 2021, in Glasgow, Scotland. (Photo by Craig Williamson / SNS Group)

The trophy turnover could be sealed on Sunday when second-placed Celtic play Dundee United needing a win to deny their Old Firm rivals a championship confirmation this weekend.

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