Windass reveals what Caixinha told him before coming off bench in Rangers win v Dundee
By James Black
Josh Windass continued has remarkable turnaround from last season with his first league goal for Rangers since joining last summer and admitted he was delighted to finally get off the mark.
Windass scored the second goal in the 4-1 win, before setting up Carlos Pena for Rangers’ third as they breezed past Neil McCann’s Dundee at Ibrox.
Speaking to RangersTV, as quoted by Rangers’ official website, the midfielder said: “It was nice to get off the mark today – I saw Daniel [Candeias] turn and there was a lot of space. The right-back went behind me so I peeled off and thankfully Daniel picked me out and it was a good finish.
“The right-back went behind me so I peeled off and thankfully Daniel picked me out and it was a good finish.”
Windass has looked a completely different player so far this season to the one who left fans worried they’d bought an over-hyped dud and has been a constant attacking threat for the Gers since the summer.
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The midfielder had spent much of last season played out of position but has excelled since being moved further forward and relished the chance to play with some freedom to go forward, telling RangersTV: “The manager said to me to just go out and do what I can do – he didn’t really give me any specific instructions – just to go out there and play with a bit of freedom.”
The 23-year-old missed the 3-1 win over Ross County with bruised ribs picked up in the draw with Hearts but returned on Saturday with a spectacular performance in the second half.
With no clear first-choice at left wing for Rangers, Windass will be keen to make the position his own and will have done his chances of returning to the starting line-up against Partick Thistle on Friday no harm whatsoever.
In other Rangers news, Derek Johnstone has urged the Gers to sign this Championship attacker.