The youngster is one of several signings brought to Ibrox by Mark Warburton this summer.
The former Accrington Stanley star was one of Mark Warburton’s first signings this summer in what has been a busy transfer window.
While the focus has very much been on adding experienced players in the shape of Joey Barton and Niko Kranjcar to the squad, Windass’s arrival is one with an eye on the future.
In an already highly competitive midfield, he will face a fight to get into the Rangers team that is expected to fight for the title next season.
But Windass says that he has enough belief in his abilities that he can break into the first-team regardless of that.
“You have a Championship winning side here at the moment so I need to break into the team and that is my main aim,” he told rangers.co.uk.
“You have to be confident you can do it, you have to back yourself as a footballer and I have a lot of belief in myself so hopefully I can break in to a winning side, the boys want to carry it on and I want to be a part of it.”
It remains to be seen whether Windass can become a regular in the senior side for Rangers next season.
The busy summer for them so far suggests that he will face a serious fight to get minutes under his belt, at least in the short term.
Warburton showed last season that he is willing to give youth a chance though, with that gamble ultimately paying off, and perhaps Windass will be the next to benefit from that faith.