Rangers attacker injury could give Murty chance to pick player fans are desperate to see
Rangers attacker Josh Windass limped out of Saturday’s Scottish Premiership clash with Motherwell and could face a spell on the sidelines – but it might mean a chance for Gers boss Graeme Murty to start both Alfredo Morelos and Jason Cummings when the Light Blues face Dundee next weekend.
Cummings replaced Windass for the final ten minutes of the 2-2 draw with the Steelmen and fans have been crying out to see the on-loan Nottingham Forest striker given a run of games alongside Morelos.
The strike duo have hit the net 22 times between them this season and after failing to win any of their last three games the Gers need to start winning games if they are to even manage a second-place finish in the Scottish Premiership.
Windass’ recent performances haven’t been anywhere near good enough and the prospect of a few weeks on the sidelines might just be what the Gers have needed to force Murty into trying something different in attack.
The 24-year-old has his 17 goals so far – with 16 coming since Murty took the reins in October – but an enforced absence might not be a bad thing for the former Accrington star.
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Murty has been trying to build his side around Windass but when the 24-year-old isn’t playing well he is as good as a man down for the Light Blues and with an Old Firm Scottish Cup semi-final around the corner, he Gers need to do something to give themselves the best possible chance of booking a place in the showpiece final in May.
It doesn’t appear that Windass’ injury is anything too serious though so if he does miss any game time, whoever comes in to take his place will need to grab their opportunity with both hands.