Josh Windass Has What It Takes To Be A Rangers Star

It’s hard to predict anything about Rangers at the moment.

No one would’ve predicted that the Ibrox club would get knocked out of the Europa League by a part-time side from Luxembourg.

Alas that’s exactly what happened but Rangers then hastily set up three preseason fixtures and they gave a good account of themselves against Marseille, Watford and Sheffield Wednesday. They drew with the Ligue 1 side and won both fixtures away against the English clubs.

The Glasgow giant’s have also been highly active in the transfer market with many new faces arriving and others departing. Pedro Caixinha has made use of his contact book by bringing in players from Portugal and Mexico. While last season’s biggest purchase Joey Garner left without much of a fuss and Scotland international winger Barrie McKay also said goodbye without any fanfare.

As Gers boss Pedro tries to mould his new squad into a force capable of challenging in Scotland, some are still being linked with moves away from Govan.

One such player has been Josh Windass. 

The young English midfielder actually had a decent season last term but it was stalled all to frequently due to injuries and little niggles.

The former Accrington Stanely man has been linked with English Championship outfits QPR and Brentford. Earlier in the summer reports suggested that Rangers would accept as little a £150k for the player.

That’s a ridiculously low valuation of Windass (in my opinion) and I’d urge the club to keep hold of the midfielder as he has the potential to become a star for the Scottish Premiership side.

The twenty-three year old came in for some stick after the European elimination nightmare in Luxembourg but to be honest no one really came out of that affair with much credit to their name outside of the successful Progres team.

In the friendlies, Windass HAS looked more positive and seems to thrive when he’s able to roam further forward. He’s a creative midfielder who has a keen eye for a pass and can even pop up with a goal as he proved against Wednesday at Hillsborough. Josh also has a hard work-ethic and will run endless for the team, his runs when in attacking positions are quite smart too (if only the passer can spot them). The Hull born man is also strong in the tackle and not scared to get stuck in.

Last season he won plaudits from the Gers fans for his performances against Celtic. He was one of a select few that showed a directness and a hunger to succeed in the Old Firm encounter. With Rangers bringing in a lot of new faces in this summer, Windass should look at this as an opportunity to shine as others might take time to adapt to their new surroundings.

Yes he wasn’t overly consistent last year but he’d made a big step up in terms of size of football club and he had his injury concerns to work through. He also showed glimpses last term that he had something a bit special in his locker.

Josh Windass has that raw potential feel about him. He seems to have a footballing brain, a desire to prove himself and the ability to turn games. I believe all he needs is for his manager to back him and give him a run in the team.

I’m hoping for Rangers sake that Pedro Caixinha can help the attacking midfielder realise his early promise at Ibrox and doesn’t allow him to head down south on the cheap.

I genuinely believe he’ll be able to both score and supply more goals for the club this season, as long as he gets that chance to prove he has what it takes to succeed in Glasgow!


4 Responses to “Josh Windass Has What It Takes To Be A Rangers Star”

  1. One goal from a complete dud does not make you a superstar, these stories are way beyond boring now, l hope some idiotic club comes in and buys Windass, Forrester, Foderingham and Waghorn, be glad to see back of all of them

  2. I would keep Josh Windlass as I feel he could be developed and has shown a good attitude.
    Harry Forester has talent but is a bad egg, attitude all wrong, plays for himself.
    Martin Waghorn, honest enough guy but seems to a bit heavy and leggy. ,if a club comes let him go.

  3. dont forget Kiernan

  4. All about options Blue Bear…

    I think he’ll come good. I agree with you & Rob on Forrester and wouldn’t miss Waghorn. Also not Foderingham’s biggest fan but the manager seems to like him, like Warburton before him.

    Brian – Yes I don’t think Kiernan has a future at the club, Pedro has said as much.

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