COMMENT

Rangers look set to land Scott Arfield on a Bosman this summer when the Canada international midfielder’s Burnley deal expires at the end of the season – and it will surely mean the end of Josh Windass in the Gers starting XI.

The arrival of the 29-year-old will add some much-needed quality to the Ibrox midfield and will almost certainly see Arfield or Graham Dorrans used in the more attacking role typically occupied by Windass this season with Jamie Murphy and Daniel Candeias playing on the wings.

Despite hitting the net 17 times so far this season, Windass’ performances haven’t been anywhere near where they need to be on a consistent basis for the 24-year-old to be a big part of the side next season.

The Gers received a number of bids for Windass, 24, in January and should they receive offers in the summer then director of football Mark Allen should seriously consider moving the former Accrington ace on.

The Ibrox giants can’t afford another season like this and the inconsistency that has blighted their season needs to be sorted out if the Gers are to finally lift title number 55.

Arfield looks like being the first on a long line of signings this summer and if the quality that the 29-year-old brings to the side is any indication of the level of player the Light Blues are looking at then next season’s starting XI could look very, very different.

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