'Pulling your weight' - Windass reveals demands placed on Rangers squad by new regime
Rangers star John Windass has revealed that the new Gers managerial staff aren’t afraid to criticise players if they fell they aren’t doing enough in training.
The Gers midfielder has been impressed by what he has saw by Steven Gerrard and company so far, and has disclosed that Gerrard and his staff have fostered a team spirit at the club which has been missing in recent years.
“If you have any problems you can go and speak to him and he has no problem in telling you if you aren’t pulling your weight.
“There is a good feeling around the place but that can only keep going if we win games. Team spirit can only get better if you win football matches.”
Gerrard will get his first taste of competitive football as Gers boss when the Ibrox side open their Europa League campaign against Macedonian outfit FK Shkupi.
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From everything we seem to be hearing about Steven Gerrard as Rangers boss, he seems to be a hard taskmaster. The fact that he is not afraid to call players on out their mistakes is very intriguing, and seems to be a throwback to the old style of football manager. He seems determined to right the wrongs which have affected Gers sides in recent years, that they have been ‘too soft’ to be competitive for the league title. From Windass’ comments the players seem to be enjoying this new regime, although as he does suggest it also depends on results on the pitch, and the upcoming Europa League tie against FK Shkupi will be a big test of Gerrard’s methods in action. Windass was a key man for the Gers last season, scoring 18 goals from midfield, and it will be interesting to see what impact he has on the side under Gerrard in the new look Ibrox outfit.
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