Former Rangers captain and assistant manager David Weir has claimed that Gers attacker Josh Windass is “more than capable” of playing in England’s Premier League.
The 24-year-old joined was signed from Accrington Stanley while Weir was number two to Mark Warburton but failed to get the best out of the attacker during their time at Ibrox.
Weir thinks Windass is among a trio of Rangers players with James Tavernier and Wes Foderingham who could go on to play in the Premier League but insists he needs to put “all the pieces together consistently.”
“He has the attributes (to play in the Premier League),” Weir said, as quoted by The Scotsman.
“Physically he is more than capable of doing it and technically he is very good.
“It is about putting all the pieces together consistently but he definitely has all the attributes, as do Wes Foderingham and James Tavernier. There are people within the squad who can go and do that.”
Windass has hit the net 17 times this season for the Gers after a disappointing debut campaign with the Gers under Weir and Warburton.
The former Accrington ace attracted bids from a number of Championship sides in the January transfer window before agreeing an extension to his Ibrox deal.
Football Insider verdict
It’ll take a lot for Windass to somehow end up in the Premier League unless his dad somehow lands a job as a manager. The 17-goal attacker is one of the most frustrating players at Ibrox in a long, long time and at 24, doesn’t get the excuse of being a ‘young’ player anymore. While it wouldn’t be a big surprise to see Windass leave Ibrox in the summer, it would be almost unfathomable that he would end up a Premier League player any time in the near-future. Given he can’t carry his form consistently over more than a few games at Ibrox, he would never last in the Premier League.