Report: Accrington's Josh Windass accepts Rangers contract, will make Ibrox move this summer

Josh Windass has reportedly accepted a pre-contract agreement with Rangers.

According to the Daily Record, Accrington Stanley playmaker Josh Windass has agreed a contract with Rangers, meaning he will join the club in the summer.

Windass, 21, has impressed in League One this season, hitting 11 goals from midfield for John Coleman's men, and his performances have triggered plenty of interest in his signature.

The Daily Mail reported just last week that Rangers had set their sights on both Windass and his fellow Stanley midfielder Matt Crooks, and wanted to tie them both down to pre-contract agreements, with their current contracts at Stanley expiring at the end of the season.

Stanley owner Andy Holt took to Twitter on Monday to reveal that both Windass and Crooks had entered talks with Rangers over summer deals, though he also admitted that he wasn't happy with how Rangers are able to secure both players for nominal compensation.

Now, Holt may be even more frustrated as the Daily Record report that Windass has agreed terms with Rangers over a pre-contract agreement, meaning he will spend the rest of the season at Accrington before moving up to Ibrox once his contract expires.

Having signed Harry Forrester and Maciej Gostomski on six-month deals, it's clear that Rangers are not only looking for short-term impact as they bid to win the Scottish Championship, but are also targeting players to be long-term players at Ibrox - and Windass certainly fits that bill.

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