JOSH WINDASS admitted his first competitive goal for Rangers was the easiest he has ever scored.

The 22-year-old netted the Light Blues second goal in their 3-0 BetFred Cup win over East Stirlingshire and joked there was little instinct in his finish.

Windass scored on his debut in friendly action when the Gers visited South Carolina but says the wait for his first goal on home turf had been getting at him.

The attacker said:

“I have waited a few games and I probably should have scored a few at Ibrox against Annan because I missed a few chances.

“Tonight it came and I probably should have scored another before it but it was nice to score eventually, it has been a long time coming.

“I had no idea the ball was there, Kenny shouted to me “Josh the ball is there” and I had a look about and luckily it was there.

“It was probably the easier goal I’ve ever scored. No natural instinct just luck!

“I haven’t been frustrated but I am glad it has come tonight, I know it’s easy to say that but I was disappointed after the game on Tuesday and tonight I got the goal and we got a win.”

After scoring Windass was replaced at half-time and explained he was advised not to play on by the Rangers staff.

The former Accrington Stanley youngster was forced to watch the second-half from the stands.

Windass said:

“My hamstring was sore and I wanted to carry on but the physio staff and the manager said there was no point carrying it on if it was just going to risk it even more.

“I will rest it and hopefully I will be fit for Monday or the game after.

“It’s hard on a pitch like this because the astroturf is really dry, we make no excuses and they just defended their goal and no matter the opposition, when a team covers the goal like that it is hard to break down.

“The third goal was a great pass from Baz and Waldo squared it to Joe and it was great for him to get his first goal as well.

“Joe is a great young lad, he is a similar age to myself, has played in Leicester’s first team and he will bring more quality to the team.”

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