Former Rangers manager Mark Warburton thinks Gers fans have yet to see the best of Josh Windass – and pleaded with them to “give the boy time.”
Windass was signed by Warburton alongside Matt Crooks in the summer of 2016 and has been a revelation for the Gers this term with 17 goals so far.
The 24-year-old has still seen himself come in for criticism from some fans for his performances for the Ibrox giants – particularly at home.
Warburton thinks Windass has done “very well” to adapt to the expectations at Ibrox but believes there is “loads more to come” from the forward.
“He came from Accrington Stanley with Matt Crooks and it takes time,” Warburton said, as quoted by the Evening Times.
“Learning to play for a club of Rangers size, the demands of the fanbase and the all-round expectation does take time for a young player to adjust to, but he’s done very well.
“He’s a goalscorer, he has good technique, confidence is very high, mistakes don’t bother him which is a nice attribute to have and physically he’s strong, quick and loads of potential.
“There’s loads more to come from Josh Windass, just give the boy time, but he’s responding well to what is a red hot environment up in Glasgow.”
Windass is joint top goalscorer with Alfredo Morelos this season and attracted interest from a number of English Championship sides in the January transfer window.
The forward recently signed an extension to his contract at Ibrox to keep him with the Light Blues until 2021.
Football Insider verdict:
Rangers fans will be hoping there is more to come from Windass this season after hitting the net 17 times and turning himself from a peripheral player to a key man at Ibrox. If the 24-year-old can find consistency and put in good performances more often than not then Warburton will be absolutely spot on however, after more than 18 months at Ibrox it doesn’t look like he is any closer to it now than he was when he arrived. There’s definitely a good player there he just doesn’t show it regularly enough.