Windass: These two top Rangers players can't even make the bench
By Harry Sykes
Josh Windass has claimed that Rangers have serious strength in depth after he got on the scoresheet in their 4-1 win over Dundee on Saturday.
The 23-year-old believes that the fact midfield duo Jason Holt and Dalcio cannot get on the bench is prove of the team’s resources.
Windass started the season brightly after being handed an unfamiliar left-wing role in Pedro Caixinha’s team.
But a hamstring pull ruled him out of the win over Ross County before the international break, as Niko Kranjcar was selected in his place.
Caixinha persisted with the Croatian, 33, against Dundee as he stuck with the starting XI that had won 3-1 at Dingwall.
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Windass replaced Kranjcar after 54 minutes and made his presence felt with the second of his team’s four goals on the day.
However, he is keen to build on his weekend goal after being hampered by injuries during much of his debut campaign in Glasgow.
“I thought I started the season well and I was disappointed to get injured against Hearts,” he said, as quoted by the Sky Sports website. “I just want to kick on. Getting injured is just part of football, hopefully I can stay fit and get a few goals.
“It was great to come on and score. Before the game I knew I was going to be a sub but I said to myself that if I got on I’d try and make the team better. Thankfully I did that.
“I think you can see we have real quality on the bench now, players like Jason Holt and Dalcio aren’t even making the bench. It shows the depth of our squad at the moment and I think that’s a positive.”