By Dominic Toner

Rangers manager Mark Warburton has revealed that Josh Windass was substituted against Partick Thistle because of “tightness in his hamstring”.

The Gers recorded a 2-1 away victory on Saturday in the Scottish Premiership, with substitute Joe Dodoo scoring two late goals to snatch the three points.

The striker struck a phenomenal volley to cancel out a Kris Doolan goal, before calmly slotting home the winner in the 94th minute.

Windass, 22, started the match but was forced off the pitch at half-time and replaced by team-mate Barrie McKay.

Warburton has explained that the youngster was taken off as a precaution and was struggling with his hamstring.

“Josh Windass felt a bit of tightness in his hamstring, so he had to come off,” Warburton said, as quoted by the club’s official website.

Rangers climbed to second-place in the league table after Saturday’s victory, but will be concerned about the injury to Windass.

The central midfielder has made 12 appearances this season across all competitions and started the club’s last five league games.

He started against Partick alongside Andy Halliday and Jason Holt in midfield, but the trio found it difficult against a strong opposition.

Windass has scored just one goal so far this campaign and has failed to show the form of last season, when he reached a tally of 17 in just 35 appearances for Accrington.

The youngster is used as the attacking midfielder in the Gers 4-3-3 and will be keen to add more goals to his game.

Rangers face an away league match against Hearts on Wednesday and Warburton will hope to have Windass available, but he could be a doubt due to his hamstring injury.

In other Rangers news, the club’s supporters reacted on Twitter to Dodoo’s performance against Partick.