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7th Nov, 2016 | 6:44pm

Barrie McKay gives fitness update on Rangers teammate, hails him as a great player

By Will Butcher

Barrie McKay has revealed that in-form Rangers star Josh Windass is okay despite being the victim of a number of robust tackles against Ross County.

Windass seemed to be targeted by County’s midfield, as he was fouled numerous times as the Gers searched for a winner during the 1-1 draw.

Speaking to the Glasgow Evening Times, young winger McKay revealed that Windass is nursing a few knocks but is lucky to come away from the game without a more serious injury.

“Josh Windass has a few bumps and bruises, but it could end up a lot worse,” McKay claimed. “You can twist something. It’s called a professional foul, but it can be dangerous for the player on the receiving end.

“He is a great player with a lot of pace and his passing is good. He’s still getting used to the way we’re playing because sometimes he’ll come too deep or go too high but he was really good today and won a lot of fouls.”

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The summer signing was impressive in midfield alongside Andy Halliday and Jason Holt in just his 10th appearance in all competitions, but was unable to provide a winner.

Son of former Premier League striker Dean, 22-year-old Windass is likely to be given an extended run in the side after the long-term injury to ex-Croatia international Niko Kranjcar.

Rangers currently sit in third in the Scottish Premiership on level points with Aberdeen, but are 11 points behind Old Firm rivals Celtic who also have a game in hand after beating Inverness 3-0.

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