By Wayne Veysey

5th Dec, 2017 | 1:32pm

Exclusive: English north-west club line up January bid for in-form Rangers first teamer

EXCLUSIVE By Wayne Veysey

Rangers attacker Josh Windass has emerged as a January target for Wigan Athletic, Football Insider sources understand.

Windass has been in superb form of late for Rangers after being moved more into a more attacking role and he has impressed with four goals in his last six games.

The 23-year-old has flourished under caretaker manager Graeme Murty with Windass previously struggling to hold down a regular place in the starting XI under former manager Pedro Caixinha.

A well-placed source has told Football Insider that the north-west club are lining up a January bid for the attacking midfielder.

Windass’ red-hot form has brought him to the attention of League One promotion hopefuls Wigan as they look to bolster their attacking options when the transfer window reopens next month.

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Wigan boss Paul Cook is understood to be a long-term admirer of Windass from his time at Accrington Stanley and has continued to keep tabs on his progress.

Wigan are currently top of League One and looking well-placed to win promotion back to the Championship and Cook believes Windass could help fire his side to promotion in the second half of the season.

Rangers would be reluctant to lose Windass in the New Year with the skilful forward arguably enjoying his best form for the club since joining them in the summer of 2016.

In other Rangers transfer news, Rangers and Celtic are lining up formal bids for a top flight centre-back in a mega January transfer battle.

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