New Rangers signing Josh Windass has told reporters how teammate Andy Halliday has warned him he is in for a rough time when the Ibrox club meet Aberdeen this coming season, the Evening Times report.
Windass agreed to join Rangers from Accrington Stanley during the January transfer window but he stayed at the League Two club for the remainder of the campaign, helping them to the play-offs.
The talented midfielder has a big future ahead of him, yet the comparisons with his father Dean Windass - a former Aberdeen player - will follow him around for some time.
Windass has taken a similar route to his father, yet instead of joining the Dons he has opted for the Gers and as such new teammate Halliday has warned him what to expect from the Pittodrie crowd.
“He [Dean Windass] has gone through the same route as me so far, which is quite strange. He got released, he played Non-League and went to an English team and Aberdeen after that and I have come to Rangers,” Josh Windass told the Evening Times.
“So far we have taken the same route. It was Andy Halliday that said it when I came in. The first day I walked in he said ‘you are going to get pelters at Aberdeen!’ We will just have to wait and see.”
Aberdeen and Rangers, while not quite on the same terms as the Old Firm derby, have a decent rivalry and even more so this season as both will feel they are better than the other.
Add Celtic and Hearts into the mix and this coming season has huge promise at the top of the Scottish Premiership with as many as four teams all potentially gunning for the title.
Dean Windass spent three years at Aberdeen where he netted 21 goals in 72 league games, and now his son will be hoping to have a similar impact at Ibrox as the club embarks on a new era in the top flight.