In what comes as a double delight for the club, Sunderland have confirmed in an announcement that two new players have signed contracts with the club. The confirmation comes from manager Lee Johnson who expressed his delight at the news after it was confirmed that Southampton defender Jake Vokins and Scottish club Rangers winger Jordan Jones have signed for the club on interesting loan deals.
Vokins arrived on a season-long loan from St Mary’s and is both fit and available to make his debut for the club in Saturday’s home clash against Gillingham. Rangers forward Jordan Jones completed what was a double swoop for Sunderland after his move to the Stadium of Light was also confirmed.
Jones will now see this move as a huge opportunity for him to bring back his drowning career to life after he had a fall-out with Ra gars manager Steven Gerrard and was eventually starved of game time with the Gers. He is a former Middlesbrough player who signed his very first professional contract at Rockliffe Park but has been banished from the Rangers team since he made the mistake of breaching coronavirus protocols after attending a party which was against government guidelines.
After the incident, he was slapped with a 7-game ban by the Scottish Football Association and also got suspended from the Rangers squad. His current career move will now give him another shot at making amends for his mistakes and also another lifeline to save his struggling career.
Upon sealing the transfer, Jones spoke of his delight to be sealing the move to Sunderland and declared that he can’t wait to go back to playing football once again. He said his move away from Rangers this January was something that was always going to happen.