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15th Mar, 2018 | 4:07pm

Josh Windass sends Twitter message to Rangers 30-year-old after deal agreed

Rangers attacker Josh Windass has reacted with delight to news that Portuguese winger Daniel Candeias has agreed to extend his stay with the Ibrox giants and sent a message congratulating the 30-year-old on Twitter.

Candeias is the latest in a list of Gers stars to extend their Ibrox contracts with Windass, Alfredo Morelos, James Tavernier and Ross McCrorie all signing new deals this season.

The former Benfica star has been a revelation at Ibrox since his summer move from Benfica and has contributed six goals and 11 assists in 36 appearances for the Light Blues.

Windass congratulated Candeias after the winger confirmed he had committed his future to the Gers until the summer of 2020.

“Well done my friend,” Windass said on his personal Twitter account.

Candeias has formed a fantastic understanding with right-back James Tavernier and the pair will surely find themselves in the running for player of the year honours at the end of the season.

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The former Benfica winger has been one of the few Pedro Caixinha signings who have proven to be a success at Ibrox and Gers fans were delighted to see him add an extra year to his current contract.

Football Insider verdict:

Getting Candeias signed up on an extended deal was a sensible move by Ibrox director of football Mark Allen as he looks to build a squad capable of winning the Scottish Premiership title from Celtic. The Portuguese winger has enjoyed having a settled future after spending the last several years bouncing from club to club on loan with no long-term security. If the Gers can keep Candeias performing at the level he has this season then he will be a vital part of the side next term. The winger has really impressed since arriving – both defensively and in attack – and is probably the first time James Tavernier has had a consistent partner down the right flank since signing and it has shown in a string of quality performances from Tavernier.

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