By James Black
Josh Windass has admitted “frustration” was the biggest factor in his goal celebration against Hearts at Murrayfield which saw him booked.
After netting the Gers third goal, Windass ripped his top off before heading towards the Rangers fans in the North Stand.
The midfielder had a quiet afternoon against the Jambos before popping up with a goal and will need to improve his performances if he is to remain in the starting XI over the coming weeks.
Windass did fantastically well to get on the end of Kenny Miller’s pass before cutting inside and finishing low past McLaughlin in the Hearts goal.
Graeme Murty kept faith in the former Accrington ace before bringing him off late in the game to give Ryan Hardie an opportunity to stretch his legs.
Windass picked up the obligatory yellow card for his celebration and admitted it eased some frustration before praising the Rangers support for travelling in such huge numbers.
“My celebration was just a bit of frustration I think – that’s just about it,” Windass told RangersTV, as quoted by the club’s official website.
“It is always good to score in front of the fans and it was a good feeling.
“14,000 away fans is unheard of I think so it was a great turnout and everyone went home happy.”
Windass’ goal was his third for the Gers since moving north in 2016.
The win moved the Gers back into third place in the Scottish Premiership and leaves them six points off six points off leaders Celtic.
The Gers face Partick Thistle next weekend at Ibrox in the league and the Light Blues will be hoping for another good result as the try and close the gap to Celtic and second-placed Aberdeen.
In other Rangers news, Vladimir Weiss has delivered a surprise verdict on the sacking of Pedro Caixinha.