Rangers 22-year-old posts fitness update on Instagram ahead of Celtic clash
By Will Butcher
Josh Windass has revealed that he has come through unscathed after playing the full 90 minutes of Rangers’ 1-1 draw against St. Johnstone.
The 22-year-old has been struggling with a hamstring problem since his arrival in Glasgow this summer, which has seen him miss almost a month of action before returning on Christmas Eve.
Windass revealed that he was delighted to get “much-needed match fitness” on his personal Instagram account ahead of the Gers’ clash against Celtic on New Year’s Eve.
Windass featured as a sub against Inverness on Christmas Eve before starting and finishing against St. Johnstone on Wednesday.
Son of former Premier League striker Dean, Rangers’ number 11 has continued to turn heads at Ibrox since his move north to Scotland from League Two outfit Accrington Stanley.
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However, his consistency on the pitch has been halted by constant muscle problems which also saw him miss a month of football after the 0-0 draw against Ross County in September.
But Windass is looking to put his latest spell on the sidelines behind him after looking sharp during the draw against St. Johnstone.
The in-demand midfielder, who has reportedly interested Newcastle and Derby County, is set to feature against Old Firm foes Celtic on Hogmanay.
Windass will be hoping to play a pivotal role in preventing Brendan Rodgers’ side from securing a third consecutive victory against the Gers, after the Bhoys triumphed 5-1 in the league and 1-0 in the Scottish Cup semi-final.
In other Rangers news, Andy Halliday is confident that Mark Warburton’s side can beat Celtic.