By Richard Parks
Rangers fans have taken to Twitter to call for Josh Windass to be axed for Tuesday night’s Scottish Premiership clash against Partick Thistle at Firhill.
The attacking midfielder, 24, has been a mainstay of the team this season, starting 22 of their 25 league matches, mainly on the left wing before reverting to a central role in recent months.
It has paid dividends, with Windass scoring nine goals and supplying eight assists from 28 games in all competitions in 2017-18.
Windass had appeared to have won over a previously sceptical fanbase with his performances since Graeme Murty replaced Pedro Caixinha at the helm in October.
But a huge number of supporters took to social media in the build-up to the SPL encounter on Tuesday calling for the Englishman to drop down to the bench.
One fan claimed he “needs a boot up the arse”, while others wanted Jason Cummings to be handed his full league debut for the club in a twin-pronged attack alongside 13-goal leading scorer Alfredo Morelos.
Here is a selection of the best messages on Twitter:
Windass still flatters to deceive and cannot finish an easy chance to save himself. Not consistent enough to play as a 10 and not clinical enough as a striker. Needs a boot up the arse for recent performances. JH/SG/GD in mid, JM/DC/AM up top for me
— SDF (@GoodCopBabcock) February 6, 2018
Windass, Holt and Morelos dropped tonight. Please.
— sameauldsameauld (@daddybroon) February 6, 2018
If Josh Windass starts tonight someone else can have my ticket. Absolute dire
— scott lennon (@scottlennon94x) February 6, 2018
Hopefully Windass dropped tonight. Far too inconsistent and also not very good
— Scott (@clonejack) February 6, 2018
Docherty in for Windass. Tempted to rest Morelos & play Cummings too.
— Richy (@RJB__29) February 6, 2018
Should go 4-4-2
— GR-Bear (@GR_BEAR1979) February 6, 2018
My Starting 11 tonight. (Formation 4-4-2)
— Iain. (@IainEl) February 6, 2018
Id play Cummings with Morelos dropping Windass and Miller on the bench.
— GlasgowBricklayer (@GlasgBricklayer) February 6, 2018
My team v Thistle Wes Tav Cardoso Martin John – Holt Goss Docherty Murphy – Morelos Cummings ????????????
— Shmandog ???????? (@Pandy297) February 6, 2018
Miller for Windass, Cummings for Morelos. Cardoso for Bates. We need a work horse at No10 and leadership going forward, Kenny provides that.
— CAMMY STEWART:) (@flankyCS) February 5, 2018
100% agree with this. Except I’d take Morelos out the firing line, put Cummings in for him. And I’d put Docherty on for Windass and play 3 in the middle
— AlexMcM1872???????? (@AlexMcMillan81) February 5, 2018
In other Rangers news, it can be revealed that a key first teamer has sensationally asked to leave after the board failed to stick to their promise of giving him a new deal during the transfer window.