'Empty jersey', 'Rotten' - Rangers fans react to 23-year-old display against Hearts
By Harry Sykes
Josh Windass was subbed off in Rangers’ 0-0 draw against Hearts on Saturday – and Gers fans on Twitter almost universally slammed his display.
The midfielder was named in the starting XI for the third consecutive league match this season as Pedro Caixinha made just one change from the side that lost 3-2 against Hibernian last week.
Windass was used on the left side of midfield but struggled to make a consistent impact and was replaced after 53 minutes by Niko Kranjcar.
It proved to no avail for Rangers in what was a second match in succession without victory for Caixinha’s side, who had lost at home to Hibernian last weekend.
Supporters were unimpressed with the contribution of the 23-year-old Englishman as they expressed their feelings on social media.
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Here is a selection of their messages on Twitter:
Poor windass dosent have an end product we need a player that can produce something from long range or something creative
— Jordan Smith (@jordan_smith111) August 19, 2017
Keeper had 1 save to make all game, Dorrans needs to be an attacking mid & stop sitting back, miller needs to stay up top, Windass is rotten
— SA (@stuartangus2012) August 19, 2017
Windass and Miller can’t be starting games, millers lack of pace means he can’t be that link up man . And windass is just a white bag
— Kenny Barnes (@Kennybarnes49) August 19, 2017
Wallace Miller Windass as a unit is so flawed and should never ever happen never mind adding Kranjcar to it.
— Adam Thornton (@AdamThornton) August 19, 2017
Cany wait till next pre season friendly games when windass is good again #emptyjersey
— David Wilson (@Dave_Wilson9) August 19, 2017
The hype over Windass after a good 20mins v Motherwell us unbelievable. He won’t ever be good enough.
— Mark (@Marco5088) August 19, 2017
Windass insisted earlier this month that he had no interest in leaving Rangers and that Ibrox was the best place for him.
Last month, Hull City legend, and Windass’ father, Dean was embroiled in a Twitter spat with Rangers fans after they criticised his son’s performance against Progres Niederkorn in the Europa League.
In other Rangers transfer news, the club have agreed the terms of a forward deal that is set to be imminently announced.