By Dominic Toner
Mark Warburton has revealed that Rangers midfielder Josh Windass is fit following an injury scare.
The 22-year-old was substituted off in the second-half against St Johnstone and replaced by Kenny Miller.
The Gers were held to a 1-1 home draw on Wednesday night against St Johnstone and are currently fifth in the table, nine points adrift of league leaders Celtic.
There were first-half goals from Blair Alston and Joe Garner, but the hosts failed to secure the three points after the break.
Rangers manager Warburton has explained that Windass has recovered from a dead leg.
“We had one or two bumps and bruises. Josh Windass picked up a dead lag as you saw but he’s okay this morning,” Warburton said, as quoted by the club’s official Twitter account.
Windass has been giving his chance in the first time in recent games, starting against St Johnstone and the League Cup semi-final defeat to Celtic.
Warburton is currently short of midfield options, with Niko Kranjcar ruled out for the immediate future with an injury and Joey Barton still suspended by the club.
Rangers completed a deal for Windass in the summer transfer window and he left League Two side Accrington.
He has now made eight appearances in all competitions and scored just one goal, which came against East Stirling in the League Cup.
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