JOSH WINDASS has promised the Rangers fans goals if he can secure a more attacking part in Pedro Caixinha’s team this season.
The 23-year-old netted Rangers first goal in their 2-0 win over last season’s play-off semi-finalists Sheffield Wednesday.
It was the Gers final warm-up game before their Premiership campaign begins in a week’s time and Windass admits he has been longing for a forward role to try and recapture the form he showed at Accrington Stanley to originally catch the Light Blues’ eye.
It had been a year since Windass had netted in front of a crowd, scoring his first competitive goal against East Stirlingshire in the BetFred Cup group stages last July but he has notched up a couple of goals behind closed doors this summer.
Speaking to RangersTV Windass said:
“I was pleased to get a goal; it has been a long time since I scored my last one!
“Obviously it is only a friendly so it doesn’t mean that much but it’s nice to get off the mark.
“I don’t think I had a point to prove this pre-season. I have no idea how the manager is thinking but I can only keep playing how I have been playing.
“I have scored a few goals in pre-season so hopefully that is enough to get in the team.
“I have always said that if I play in the position where I played for my last club then I could always get goals but I haven’t really had that opportunity since I’ve come here.
“Hopefully I can play in a bit more of an attacking position this season and get some more goals in the league.”
Caixinha’s side put in a confident display over a side that have finished in the play-offs for two seasons running and Windass believes their win will be a big boost before the league season begins.
He continued: “They are a really strong Championship side and I am sure they will do well again this season.
“But we came here and I think we made it quite a comfortable win in the end. It is a good result for us before Motherwell next weekend.”