Derby County have joined Rangers in the race to sign Kilmarnock midfielder Jordan Jones, according to a report from The Sun. 

Frank Lampard and Steven Gerrard are set to go head to head in a bid to sign the SPL star.

Jones joined Kilmarnock in 2016 from Middlesbrough and has gone on to make 64 appearances for the club.

He has scored 7 goals for the Scottish side since his move from Boro and his performances have attracted the attention of a number of clubs including Rangers and Derby.

Killie rejected an offer from Rangers to buy Jones for a reported £350,000 transfer fee in the January transfer window.

Steve Clark dismissed the bid as “nowhere near acceptable”, however, the Gers are now pushing hard to try and reignite a deal.

His impressive performances have been noted by Northern Ireland manager Michael O’Neill and he has been capped twice by the Northern Irish National side.

Derby lost out to Fulham in the Playoffs last season, but new boss Frank Lampard is hoping to craft a side capable of going one step further this time around.

Steven Gerrard is also embarking on his first season in management, and the signing of Jones would be an astute acquisition as he is someone who is proven at SPL level.

Despite not making a first team appearance for Middlesbrough, Jones does have experience in playing in England, after having loan spells with Cambridge United and Hartlepool.

It is unclear as to where Jones’ future lies, but the two former England midfielder are set to lock horns in order to sign the Kilmarnock player.


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