Rangers target Windass going nowhere in January, claims John Coleman

Rangers have been linked with signing Accrington Stanley's Josh Windass in January.

Rangers have been linked with signing Accrington Stanley midfielder Windass in January, but manager John Coleman has told the Glasgow Evening Times that he will not be selling a single player when the transfer window opens.

Coleman said: “No-one’s going in January. I could be setting myself up for the biggest egg on my face ever here if someone does go, but I believe what I’m doing is right so we’ll get on with it.”

The Sun reported last week that Rangers were hoping to sign Windass from Accrington, with Arsenal also identified as an interested party.

A young midfielder, 21, Windass is the son of former player Dean Windass, and he has established himself as a key player for the League Two side over the last two seasons.

Windass netted six goals and registered five assists in 35 games last term, whilst this campaign he has taken his form up another level, with nine goals and two assists in just 18 league games.

This is an incredible return for a midfield player - although he has been used as a forward on occasion - and it is clear why Rangers want to bring in a player who looks to possess a wealth of potential.

Mark Warburton has a great reputation for youth development, and if there is one position in the Rangers squad that is lacking in depth it is the midfield positions. Windass also possesses the versatility to play a number of midfield or striking positions, providing cover for the entire team.

However, Rangers have been dealt a blow with Coleman’s comments, and it is hard to imagine the Stanley manager backtracking and selling his prize asset when the January transfer window opens.

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