Rangers fans react to Josh Windass display against Celtic
By Alex Stevens
Josh Windass played a central role in Rangers’ goal in their 2-1 Scottish Premiership defeat against Celtic on Saturday – but fans on Twitter gave mixed verdicts on his display.
The attacking midfielder, 22, carved open the visitors’ defence with a sensational pass after 12 minutes to James Tavernier, who squared into the six-yard box to be met by Kenny Miller.
Rangers dominated in the first half but Mousa Dembele’s thunderous volley pulled one back before the break and Celtic were in control during the second period, when Scott Sinclair scored the winning goal.
It handed Brendan Rodgers’ side their 15th consecutive league win in what is shaping into a remarkable defence of their Scottish Premiership title.
Windass picked up a booking early in the second half and, with fans on social media, calling for him to be withdrawn, he eventually departed after 64 minutes to be replaced by striker Joe Dodoo.
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Supporters made positive comments on Windass’ passing range but claimed too much of the Old Firm clash passed him by.
Here is a selection of their messages on Twitter:
Don’t rate windass at all. offers very little, looks as though he has the turning circle of a bus ?
— Brian (@barneyrfc1) December 31, 2016
Mckay and Miller have been brilliant. Tav and Windass have been poor, we’re also leaving too much space in the middle of the park.
— Garner Claus ?? (@JorgAlbertz1872) December 31, 2016
Windass & Halliday are passengers here sadly….
— Truthsayer (@Truthsayer6) December 31, 2016
Windass has been hiding. Slow.. Off pace and only made one pass.. Need to get someone else on for him..
— Glasgow Rangers 4 Me (@Gerslad1690) December 31, 2016
McKay the best player on the pitch. Windass has done ok also, a lot to be happy about but once again a shocking piece of defending for goal
— Steve Guscott (@SteveG1871) December 31, 2016
Windass looks like a lost boy out there IMO
— Charlie Sanderson (@WATPcs4) December 31, 2016
That pass from Josh Windass that lead to Rangers’ opener was superb!
— Callum Chadwick (@CallumChadwick_) December 31, 2016
Windass, who joined Rangers from League One outfit Accrington in the summer, has had a stop-start beginning to his Ibrox career.
He has made 15 appearances for Warburton’s side and has showed glimpses of quality in his attacking midfield but his return of three assists and one goal has not entirely convinced supporters.
In other Rangers news, this forward will arrive at Manchester United on Monday after a number of bids were tabled.