'A rabbit in the headlights' - Little blown away by improvement of Rangers surprise package
By Abigail Withey
Andy Little believes that Rangers will see a different side to Josh Windass this season after he has already shown a rise in his form in recent weeks.
Windass, 23, had a somewhat frustrating debut season at the Ibrox last year and scored just a single goal during his 27 appearances for the Gers.
However, this season has been a different story as Pedro Caixinha has been using the surprise package on the left wing, which has provided some performances that have stunned the fans.
Stirling striker Little, 28, played alongside Windass while on loan at Accrington Stanley back in 2016 and reckons that if he shows the same form as he did south of the border, he can be a star of the Gers line-up for years to come.
“I think with Josh, he was the star man at Accrington and he thrived off that and he was confident,” said Little, as quoted by the Glasgow Evening Times.
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“He was borderline cocky, which you need. He had that aura about him when he stepped on the pitch.
“I feel last season he was a bit like a rabbit in the headlights but now he has got a year under his belt and everyone is seeing what he is capable of.
“I have been at the games and you see the fans. As soon as he gets the ball now, it is like the Barrie McKay effect and everyone gets excited and the bums are off the seats.”
Despite Windass’ new found confidence this season, in addition to a host of new squad members, Rangers have still struggled during their opening games of the season.
Caixinha’s league campaign began well with a 2-1 win over Motherwell, but their positive start was tarnished by a defeat to newly-promoted Hibernian and a 0-0 draw to Hearts at the weekend.
Fans vented their frustrations during the most recent match as booing echoed around the Ibrox stadium as the final whistle blew.
Rangers look ahead to their next Premiership match away at the Global Energy stadium as they face Ross County.