By Dominic Toner
Josh Windass has revealed Twitter that he will miss Rangers’ league opener on Saturday due to an injury.
Windass wrote on his personal Twitter account that he was “devastated” to miss the Scottish Premiership clash against Hamilton at Ibrox due to a “little niggle” but wished his team-mates the best of luck on their return to the top flight.
Devastated not to play today Coz of a little niggle 😢😢..
Come on the boys #55
— Joshua Windass (@WindassJnr) August 6, 2016
Windass is the son of former footballer Dean, and will have to wait at least another week to make his debut in the top-flight with Rangers.
Mark Warburton has named his first starting 11 in the top-flight against Hamilton and ex-Premier League duo Joey Barton, Clint Hill and Niko Kranjcar all feature.
Windass joined the club from Accrington Stanley in the summer and made his bow for the the Glasgow giants in pre-season 2-1 victory against Charleston Battery.
The striker impressed at his former club in League Two last campaign, grabbing 16 goals and four assists in the league.
Windass will have to compete with top-scorer from last season Martyn Waghorn, who grabbed 20 league goals and six assists.
John Hartson is convinced that Rangers will struggle on the return to the top-flight and has predicted they will finish fourth in the league behind Celtic, Aberdeen and Hearts
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