JOSH Windass has revealed he wants to go all the way in the race to be the Premiership’s top scorer after grabbing his first Old Firm strike last weekend.
The 24-year-old is battling it out with team mate Alfredo Morelos and Kilmarnock’s Kris Boyd for the accolade and admits he has challenged Boyd personally.
The Killie striker is sitting on 14 going into tomorrow’s clash against his former club at Ibrox, while Morelos has 13 and Windass 12.
Speaking to the media today Windass smiled: “Being the league’s top scorer is something I am aiming for.
“I did a TV show with Kris Boyd the other week for Sky Sports and we had a bit of banter about who is going to be top scorer – there is a bit of a competition between us. On a personal note that is my aim.
“I am not sure how many we have all got at the moment but everyone is striving to be the best they can be and that won’t change.
“I always believed I could score goals playing in the right position and that has been proven right over the second half of this season. I am hoping to carry this form on and score even more.
“For however long it lasted it was the best feeling of my life scoring a goal in a game of that magnitude.
“I have wanted to do it for a while, it has taken me a few attempts, but hopefully I can carry it on and keep scoring more goals in other games up to the end of the season.
“We have all be playing well, especially the attacking players over the last few months; we have the best front four in the league at the moment.
“All the stats say that with all the goals and all the assists we have been getting.
“I just enjoy playing football no matter what position I am playing, I still really enjoy playing for this football club no matter what position it’s in.
“This position has given me licence to express my abilities and score more goals.”
Windass picked up February’s Premiership Player of the Month on Friday at the Rangers Training Centre and he thinks it is testament to the work the Light Blues have been doing under Graeme Murty.
Rangers play an in-form Killie side this weekend as they look at get back to winning ways after derby defat. Steve Clarke’s side have only lost once in the league since December.
Windass continued: “These individual awards don’t mean much to me to be honest, it is a team game and we did well last month so it is nice to get the personal award as recognition of that.
“I am actually surprised one of us has not won this award before because we have been on quite a good run in the last few months.
“Training has been brilliant, the lads have all come in lively and that was just one game, if we had one then it would have brought us closer in the league but that wasn’t to be.
“It is important to bounce back with a win after any defeat, you never want to loose and at this football club you are expected to win every single match. A loss is never nice and we’ll be looking to win every single game.
“He (Steve Clarke) has done brilliantly, they have been one of the form teams in the league for the last two or three months.
“They beat us and Celtic, as everybody knows and they have beaten more or less everybody else as well.
“They have a striker who is on fire at the moment and we will be looking to beat them.”