Rangers player carpeted after he got out of line - confirmed
Rangers manager Graeme Murty has confirmed that he has spoken with Gers star Josh Windass about “managing his frustrations” after the attacker controversially shushed fans during Tuesday’s 2-0 win over Partick Thistle.
The 24-year-old opened the scoring against the Jags and celebrated by making the gesture towards Gers fans in the Jackie Husband Stand before posting a photo of it on his personal Instagram account.
Rangers fans were livid over the former Accrington star’s ill-advised choice of celebration with many wanting Windass punished by the club.
Murty confirmed the talks and admitted it had taken the focus away from Windass’ “truly fantastic” strike against the Jags.
“I spoke to Josh about managing his frustrations, we should be here talking about a truly fantastic goal, Murty said, as quoted by the Gers’ official Twitter account.
“Josh recognises this and he will move forward to channel his frustrations on the pitch”
GM: I spoke to Josh about managing his frustrations, we should be here talking about a truly fantastic goal. Josh recognises this and he will move forward to channel his frustrations on the pitch.
— Rangers Football Club (@RangersFC) February 9, 2018
Windass has been on the receiving end of criticism from fans and Murty over his recent performances despite scoring four goals in his last three appearances for the Gers.
This season, Windass has made 29 appearances for the Light Blues, scoring 10, after a disappointing debut season following his move north of the border.
During the January transfer window, the attacker was subject to a number of bids from Championship clubs – none of which met the Ibrox giants’ valuation of the 24-year-old.
Windass is likely to be involved on Sunday when the Gers travel to Somerset Park to face Ayr United in the fifth round of the Scottish Cup.
In other Rangers news, it can be revealed that a key first teamer has sensationally asked to leave after the board failed to stick to their promise of giving him a new deal during the transfer window.
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