Graeme Murty: Data proves that this Rangers player is up there with top PL stars
Rangers interim manager Graeme Murty believes the Gers need to make more of Josh Windass’ pace and insists his data shows he’s on a similar level to top stars in the Premier League.
The English attacker scored the Gers’ second goal in Sunday’s 2-1 win over Aberdeen to take his tally to four goals in his last six appearances.
Murty has used Windass in a more central, attacking role in the back-to-back wins against the Dons and has been re-paid by the former Accrington star with a goal.
The Ibrox caretaker boss believes Windass’ pace is something the Gers need to make more of and claimed that the Englishman’s stats show he is on a par with top stars down south.
“The pace he can get to, we need to harness that,” Murty told RangersTV in a video shared by the club’s official Youtube channel.
“If you look at his stats, if you look at his data, the amount of ground he covers at high-speed is up with the very, very top in the Premier League.”
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Windass joined the Gers in 2016 in a double swoop with Matt Crooks.
The 23-year-old struggled to make any sort of impact in his debut season at Ibrox in a central midfield role.
After being moved out to the left-wing under Pedro Caixinha, Windass’ form picked up slightly before Murty moved him into more a centre-forward alongside Kenny Miller.
Windass was one of Rangers’ best players against Aberdeen at Ibrox and put in a decent shift against the Dons on Sunday again but still divides fans who still have his earlier form fresh in their memory.