Warburton said: “He’s one of many players. One of our scouts might have gone and watched one of his games, it’s just how football works. Our net is always looking, so we’ll keep on doing that, and hopefully out database [of players] increases. I haven’t seen much of him [Windass], he’s a talented player I am sure. But nothing more than that.”
It was reported by the Press and Journal yesterday and Rangers were set to push ahead with their interest in Windass, and prepare a move for him in the January transfer window.
Considering Windass’ impressive form for Accrington Stanley this season it is no surprise there has been press speculation about him.
The 21-year-old, son of former player Dean, has scored 11 goals in 21 games for Stanley this season. This would be an impressive return for a striker, but Windass has done it as a midfielder, who is able to play anywhere from a holding role to his natural number 10 position.
He is one of the most highly rated youngsters in the Football League, and given that Warburton has used England as a happy hunting ground for signings, the links suggesting Rangers will sign Windass are logical.
However, Warburton has admitted that he knows little about Windass, and has refused to acknowledge that Rangers have a concrete interest in the talented youngster.
Rangers could still make a move to sign him in January, but as of today, Warburton is playing his cards close to his chest concerning Windass.