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16th Feb, 2018 | 6:00pm

Rangers forward: This is what Mark Allen told me before agreeing deal

Rangers forward Josh Windass has revealed that director of football Mark Allen’s vision was one of the reasons he has signed a new long-term deal with the Gers – insisting it is something he wants “to be a part of.”
The 24-year-old has agreed a new three-and-a-half year deal with the Gers to keep him at Ibrox until the summer of 2021 – a few days after full-back James Tavernier agreed a similar deal.
Windass has been in fantastic goalscoring form since Graeme Murty’s appointment as manager in October with 11 goals in 17 appearances under Murty.
The former Accrington attacker – who can play up front, as a No 10 or wide-forward, revealed his reasons for signing the new deal as the Ibrox giants continue their recovery from financial meltdown in 2012.
“One of the main reasons behind me renewing my contract was being told by Mark Allen and the club about the vision and the direction they want to go in, and that’s something I want to be a part of,” Windass said, as quoted by the club’s official Twitter account.

Windass joined the Light Blues in a double move with Matt Crooks. After a disappointing first season for both, Crooks was shipped off to Northampton Town while Windass was given a chance in a more attacking role.
After struggling to find the net in the early part of the season, the 24-year-old has been on fire since Pedro Caixinha’s sacking and is now only a few goals behind top goalscrorer Alfredo Morelos for the season.
Windass was the subject of failed bids from a number of English clubs last month and committing his future to the Gers will be a blow to any who were considering reviving their interest in the summer.
In other Rangers news, a stunning £50,000-a-week deal is on offer to a Light Blues first teamer in game-changing development.
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