JOSH Windass believes the main importance of the winter break is to give the mind a rest from regular football.

The forward is in Florida with his teammates after a consistent first half to his second season at Ibrox, he’s played 24 times and scored six goals. Windass’ first season with the Gers was blighted by injury problems.

The now 24-year-old celebrated his birthday in the States on Tuesday and delighted fans with a Snapchat takeover on the club’s official account. Now he wants to stand up to the test of Brazilians outfits Atletico Mineiro and Corinthians in the Florida Cup.

Speaking to RangersTV Windass said: “It’s good here, the weather is good which always helps and the training has been good so far so it’s been a good start to our time out here.

“It is good to get a rest, more mentally I think than physically, it has been a long season with us starting the European campaign off early – so it is good to get a little break.

“It was different last season because we trained quite a lot through the winter break but to come over here is good as a change of scenery, to get in the sun and to meet the new lads.

“Snapchat was big too; the media team took it off me so I couldn’t do anything about that!

“I imagine they will be really good sides, obviously technically it is known to be quite a good technical country. I think it will be a good test for us and one that we are looking forward to.”

When the squad return to Glasgow Windass isn’t planning to rest on his laurels in terms of form; he wants to kick on in the second half of the campaign.

Reflecting Windass said: “I have done alright, I have scored a few goals and contributed a lot more than I did last season but hopefully I can improve a lot more and keep getting better.

“I always give myself individual targets but I like to keep them quiet just in case I don’t reach them.

“I want to keep progressing as a player and keep pushing on. I normally try to get into double figures with goals, obviously last season that was a disaster but this season I am well on course.

“The goals you score are always nice and the wins too but just playing regular football, not being injured, touchwood and playing every week has been good.”

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