Josh Windass: This is what Rangers boss Caixinha is demanding from me
By James Black
Rangers winger Josh Windass has revealed that Pedro Caixinha is demanding more from him defensively after making the left-wing spot his own this season.
Windass has had three different full-backs playing behind him in the Gers’ last four games and admit’s it’s been a struggle to adapt but he is working on improving every day.
Declan John has been the most recent pick at left-back – Lee Wallace and Lee Hodson have also featured there – and former Accrington forward Windass has enjoyed playing with the Welshman.
The 23-year-old has been a mainstay in Pedro Caixinha’s side this season and will likely start on Friday when they Gers travel to face St. Johnstone in the Scottish Premiership.
Windass has only scored twice for the Gers since his move last year but is confident the goals will start coming soon.
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“I played up front at Accrington quite a lot and the gaffer here drills into me most days about defending and my defensive work and shouts at me quite a lot to get back defending,” Windass told RangersTV, as quoted by the club’s official website.
“The things I have had to work on are defensively, my attacking play speaks for itself so it’s not really that I need to work on, it is more helping the full-backs and getting closer to the midfield.
“The gaffer is on me day in and day out to improve that.
“If I keep playing the way I am then the goals will come, I am creating chances and doing well going forward so hopefully I can keep that going.
“I am really enjoying playing down the left with Declan [John] at the minute.”
Windass’ first season at Ibrox was disrupted by injury and poor form but this season he has only missed one league game so far, although his form has been patchy at best.
With the Gers facing a string of big games over the next few weeks, Windass will need to put in a series of impressive performances to impress the demanding Rangers supporters.
In other Rangers news, Caixinha was blown away by four Rangers youngsters in the closed-doors friendly with Morton.