By Wayne Veysey

31st Dec, 2016 | 2:11pm

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Windass picked up a booking early in the second half and, with fans on social media, calling for him to be withdrawn, he eventually departed after 64 minutes to be replaced by striker Joe Dodoo.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:

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.