Speaking to the Scottish Sun, Josh Windass has reacted to the report claiming that Rangers want to sign him when the January transfer window opens.
Windass said: “It's really nice to be linked to bigger clubs as it shows that people are appreciating what you are doing. But it can have negative effects. You can take your mind off the game and spend more time listening to rumours. Towards the end of the last transfer window my form dipped.”
Whilst appreciating the reported interest, which was published by the Sun last month, Windass has made no apparent hint that he wants to move to Ibrox in January.
The 21-year-old midfielder would fit perfectly into Mark Warburton’s tactical set-up, with his style of play suited to the 4-3-3 Rangers have been using this season.
He is a highly energetic midfielder able to play anywhere in the middle third of the pitch, but he truly excels as a number 10, and has even been used as a striker this term.
This season has brought a return of 11 goals and five assists in just 21 games for Accrington Stanley, which is an exceptional return for a midfield player.
The interest in him comes as no surprise given his form in League Two, and Windass looks to have all the potential to make the step up to a higher league in the future.
However, the youngster sounds happy with his current situation, and he is aware that he needs to stay grounded and keep his mind on his current team and performance levels.
If he does this, and opts against leaving Accrington in January, his form is sure to continue and that would undoubtedly lead to a transfer next summer.