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Rangers star gives Instagram verdict on career setbacks after Celtic loss

By Will Butcher

Rangers midfielder Josh Windass has revealed that he refused to let any obstacles stand in his way from following his dream to become a professional footballer.

Windass was told he was too small to play football, before breaking his leg during his youth days at Huddersfield which ultimately cost him his place in the Terriers’ youth side.

Son of Hull City legend Dean, Josh has gone on to star for 54-time Scottish champions Rangers after excelling for League Two side Accrington Stanley last season.

Posting on his personal Instagram account, Windass revealed that he had been told that he would never come back from the injury and that his height would prevent him from playing football.

The 22-year-old earned a move to Ibrox this summer after scoring a superb 17 goals in 35 league and cup appearances for Stanley from midfield, last season.

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His goals guided the League Two minnows to a playoff place, but they were unable to overcome AFC Wimbledon over two legs.

Windass finally put the doubters to bed on Sunday in the semi final of the Betfred Cup, as he started for the Gers against Old Firm rivals Celtic in front of 50,000 fans.

However, the midfielder was unable to help his side prevent a 1-0 loss, as Moussa Dembele scored a late winner to secure a place in the final against Aberdeen.

In other Rangers news, Martyn Waghorn delivers Twitter verdict after Celtic loss.