Kilmarnock has confirmed the signing of Jordan Jones on loan from Wigan and has vowed to win over supporters that were irked by his departure three years ago. Jones made more than 100 appearances over three years before leaving to join Middlesbrough in 2016. Fans were not pleased when he announced that he signed a pre-contract with Rangers while still playing.

“I think with the fans, the majority appreciated what we all achieved in my last season here, but I know I made a few mistakes on my way out that I regret and if I could change that I would,” Jordan Jones said after joining Kilmarnock on loan.”Nobody is perfect and everyone makes mistakes. I am 27 now and a lot more mature, I am a dad now so life has changed a lot since then.I know the best way to get fans back to singing my name is by scoring goals and creating assists and I am keen to get going as soon as possible.”

“In terms of playing-wise I spent a couple of the best years of my career here, I’ve had a difficult 12 months but I am desperate to get back to my best, and what better place for me to do that than Kilmarnock, which feels like my home. I am here to help the team and hopefully, we can have a really good season and achieve success together,” he added.

“Jordan is obviously familiar to the club. We’ve been working hard on that one over the last couple of weeks. We feel he’s the type of player we’re going to need,” Kilmarnock boss Derek McInnes said. “He brings a bit more speed and creativity and we need that added goal threat in the final third. Jordan being here before helps matters because there’s no messing about coming in.”

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