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Dean Windass raves about Rangers-bound son

Accrington Stanley's Josh Windass warms up before the match

Ibrox side Rangers will welcome Josh Windass - son of Dean Windass - to the club soon.

Accrington Stanley's Josh Windass warms up before the match

Speaking to BBC Sport, Dean Windass has told Rangers fans that they can look forward to seeing his son Josh in action next season.

The 22-year-old signed a pre-contract agreement with Rangers back in January and will join up with the Ibrox side in the coming weeks.

He has netted 21 times in 75 league appearances for Accrington Stanley and, at the moment, the swoop looks like being a real coup for Rangers manager Mark Warburton.

Accrington Stanley's Josh Windass (L) celebrates after he scores his sides first goal

Of course, being the son of a former Premier League marksman can take its toll mentally, but Windass senior says that his son - a midfielder - is different than him.

Dean says that Josh has a "great football brain", along with an accomplished range of passing.

"He'll get better as he plays with better players. I don't want to put too much pressure on the kid," he told BBC Sport.

"He's got pace, a great football brain, his range of passing is very good and he's starting to score goals.

"It's even harder for Josh because he's my son. He's got added pressure because everyone thinks he's like me. He's not."

Burnley's Joey Barton celebrates promotion

Competition for places will be fierce in midfield next season, with Rangers already recruiting Joey Barton and Jordan Rossiter in high-profile swoops which has strengthened the idea that Rangers could challenge Celtic next term.

The Gers look the real under Warburton and if they continue in the same vein in the transfer market then it will be very difficult to continue ignoring them.

The reality is that whatever business Rangers go on to do, Celtic will still be massive favourites next term and those on the blue half of the Glasgow divide will be fine with that.

Rangers manager Mark Warburton celebrates winning the Scottish Championship with the trophy

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