By Tom Blackburn

Rangers youngster Josh Windass has admitted he was worried during their game against Charleston Battery that he wouldn’t get on the pitch.

Windass was eventually given his dream debut, and made it one to remember as the 22-year-old instantly scored a superb goal.

Talking to the Rangers TV Windass said he was worried the game wouldn’t go ahead after the stadium was struck by lightening pre-match.

“I didn’t think the game was going to go ahead at first so I was saying to Davie [Weir] I have waited all this time to put the shirt on and I’m not going to be able to,” Windass said.

“To be honest in the first half I was blowing and I came out for the second half a little disappointed because I had missed a chance one on one in the first.

“The second-half was easier because they started to tire and we took more control.

“It’s only a friendly game so you can’t take too much from that but to score and play quite well was nice.”

Windass joined the club from Accrington Stanley in the summer and made his bow for the the Glasgow giants  against USL side Battery as the Scots won 2-1.

Next up for Rangers is a competitive game against Motherwell, which comes before further pre-season fixtures due to the newly formatted Scottish League Cup.

Their preparation for Motherwell was nearly hampered when a storm threatened to postpone the game in South Carolina.

“The lads were saying if this had got called off then we would have been in a world of bother before Motherwell,” Windass continued.

In other Rangers news, their new signing has shared what is truly exceptional about the support at Ibrox.