By Danny Wright
Rangers midfielder Josh Windass has made it clear that he is not looking to try and move away from Ibrox this summer despite reported interest from England.
News outlet HITC has previously reported that QPR and Brentford were keen on signing up the 23-year-old this summer following a large number of new arrivals in Pedro Caixinha’s squad.
It was understood that Windass had been forced down the Gers’ pecking order, but after a series of impressive displays in friendly matches it now appears that Caixinha does have the former Accrington Stanley man in his plans.
The attacking-midfielder managed to find the net in the 2-0 friendly victory over Sheffield Wednesday on Saturday, leading to suggestions that he may not be cast aside by the Light Blues, who now look like a completely different team compared to last year.
Caixinha has brought in nine new faces this summer, including a few that can feature in Windass’ position.
However the Hull-born midfielder is still eager to fight for his place at Ibrox, but has joked about which two teams he may consider leaving the Gers for.
“Unless you are signing for Manchester United or Real Madrid – which at the moment doesn’t look that likely – I don’t think there is anywhere better to play football than at this massive football club. It is better than a lot of clubs down in England,” said Windass, as quoted by the Express.
“I think I have been linked with every club down in England for the last two weeks but my mind has been firmly fixed on playing for Rangers and getting in this team.”
Windass was slowly introduced into Caixinha’s first-team last season after he took charge from Mark Warburton.
The 23-year-old didn’t play in the Portuguese manager’s first two league games but he then went on to start in the final five fixtures as he emerged as one of Rangers’ key midfielders.
He is set for a battle for a first-team spot this season with Carlos Pena, Ryan Jack, Graham Dorrans and Jason Holt.
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