GOALSCORER Danny Wilson will be assessed after being taken off at half-time in Rangers win over Aberdeen.

The defender looped a stunning header beyond Joe Lewis in the 14th minute at Pittodrie but after a head injury late into the first-half Graeme Murty explained he had to be removed at the break on medical advice.

Wilson partnered David Bates at the back after Bruno Alves was ruled out of the clash and the Gers interim boss says the Light Blues medical staff will aim to get the defensive duo back fit as soon as possible.

Speaking to RangersTV Murty said:

“Danny has a head knock; he was struggling to see with his vision so medically we had to take him out.

“It was absolutely the right thing to do, we were sorry for him but with Bruno going out and Danny going out it gave other people an opportunity to step up.

“David Bates got Man of the Match from Sky Sports and Fabio came on and won headers and won battles.

“The guys who came in did well, albeit we will be checking the other two medically and seeing how soon we can get a fully fit squad back together.”

Josh Windass was Rangers other goalscorer on a victorious afternoon for his side and Murty believes the forward is profiting from a more direct role.

The 23-year-old netted his fourth goal in six games and his fifth for the season on Sunday afternoon.

Murty said:

“Josh has some fantastic assets, some brilliant attributes and we need to take away anything which is clouding his mind and clouding his judgement and just let him go be Josh.

“If that means giving him a freer role at the top of the pitch then I think it works.

“If you look at the amount of time he makes up ground, he puts defenders under pressure and they make mistakes just because he is there, and they are scared of his pace.

“I have been really pleased with him the last two games but if you look at the stats and his data, the amount of ground he covers at high speed is at the very top level in the English Premier League.

“The pace he can get to we need to find a way to harness that and we have managed to do that in the last couple of games but it is up to Josh to make sure he reaches those standards all the time.”

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