Dean Windass has revealed he is a proud father after his son Josh scored on an impressive Rangers debut.
Windass junior netted in a 2-1 friendly win for the Gers on Wednesday against Charleston Battery during the club’s pre-season tour of the US.
The 22-year-old agreed a deal from Accrington Stanley in January 2016, but had to wait until this summer to join the Scottish Championship winners.
He expressed his delight on his debut to Rangers TV: “To put the Rangers shirt on for the first time was a very special moment for me.
“I came out for the second half a little disappointed because I had missed a chance one on one in the first. My head was a bit down after that chance but thankfully not too much and it was great to get the goal.”
His father Dean was also a striker and had a fine career at the highest level, most notably during spells at Hull and Bradford.
He took to Twitter to express his delight over his son’s debut goal.
1st goal for rangers and there will be more to come proud dad this morning⚽️ pic.twitter.com/zpWxYj3rUK
— Dean Windass (@DWindass10) July 7, 2016
A move to Ibrox is a considerable step up for Windass, but following his debut goal he will be in contention for a starting place against Motherwell in the Betfred Cup.
The striker impressed at his former club in League Two last campaign, grabbing 16 goals and four assists in the league.
Manager Mark Warburton may be faced with a few headache selections this season though due to a busy transfer window already, players such as Joey Barton, Niko Kranjcar and Clint Hill have joined what is a successful side who clinched the title last year in style.
Windass will have to compete with top-scorer from last season Martyn Waghorn, who grabbed 20 league goals and six assists.
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