Josh Windass discusses return from injury and personal target before joining Rangers

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Accrington Stanley ace Josh Windass is heading to Rangers this summer.

Accrington Stanley playmaker Josh Windass has told the club's official website that he wants to win promotion before joining up with Rangers this summer.

Windass, 22, had been on the books with Huddersfield Town before heading to Harrogate Railway Athletic in December 2012, earning a deal with Accrington Stanley just six months later.

The playmaker - son of former Aberdeen striker Dean Windass - hit six goals in 40 games for Accrington last season, before really exploding onto the scene this season.

Windass has racked up 12 goals in 26 games for Accrington this season, and his performances triggered interest from elsewhere during the January transfer window.

It was Scottish Championship side Rangers who swooped to land Windass, signing him on a pre-contract agreement, which means he will head to Ibrox this summer upon the expiration of his Accrington contract.

Unfortunately for Windass, not long after his agreement with Rangers in January, he underwent double hernia surgery, ruling him out of action for almost three months, but he made his return to the side in the 2-0 win over Newport County on Monday afternoon.

Windass found the back of the net in that game to again underline his importance, and he told the club's official website that he's glad to be back from injury - and before he moves to Rangers at the end of the season, his target is to win promotion with Accrington, given that they are just one point off automatic promotion.

"It was a relief," said Windass. "I knew I was in the team on Sunday and the gaffer said to try and get 60 minutes in me so to get through 70 minutes was quite a big deal. I have been working hard, I have been out for a couple of months and it’s just a relief to get back on the pitch."

"I am just glad to prove to the Accrington fans that I am here to help them get promoted. I want to give my all, score as many goals as I can and it would mean everything if we can keep winning and secure automatic promotion," he added.

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