COMMENT By Will Butcher
Josh Windass was one of Rangers’ best players against Motherwell on Sunday at Fir Park, as Pedro Caixinha saw his side earn a narrow 2-1 win.
A brace from new signing Graham Dorrans ensured all three points would be going back to Glasgow, but it was the creativity and direct approach from Windass that saw the Gers thrive.
The 23-year-old started away from his natural position of central midfield, by lining up on the left side of Caixinha’s 4-2-3-1 system.
Boasting a level of pace that has not been seen before, the fleet-footed Windass glided past his opponents and was unlucky not to score, hitting the woodwork twice in the first half.
Now, the former Accrington Stanley star has done more than enough to become the Gers’ first-choice left winger, but that is set to push one of Windass’ teammates further down the pecking order.
The Daily Mail claim Championship duo Bolton and Charlton are interested in signing 26-year-old attacker Harry Forrester, and the form of Windass could now see him leave.
It will have pushed the former Doncaster ace even further down the pecking order, after Caixinha brought in wingers Dalcio and Daniel Candeias this summer.
With Joe Dodoo, Niko Kranjcar and Kenny Miller also able to do a shift from the flanks, Forrester is even more expendable now since the sensational performance of Windass.
Caixinha has already waved goodbye to first teamers Joe Garner, Martyn Waghorn and Clint Hill this summer and now Forrester is set to join them permanently.
Forrester has failed to start a match for the 54-time Scottish champions since November, with Caixinha preferring other options to the Englishman.
Everything points to an exit for Forrester, with Windass now likely to take his place out wide in the blue of Rangers and look to push the Gers towards Old Firm rivals Celtic come May 2018.
In other Rangers news, Ryan Jack has revealed he has spoken to player that is reportedly interesting the Gers.