Josh Windass believes he can get 17 Rangers goals this season

Rangers manager Mark Warburton (R) and Hibernian manager Alan Stubbs

The midfielder has made a strong start to life at Ibrox this summer.

Accrington Stanley's Josh Windass (L) celebrates after he scores his sides first goalJosh Windass (L) celebrates after scoring while at Accrington

Josh Windass has told Rangers' official website he is confident he can equal his 17 goal haul from last season.

The midfielder is one of nine new faces at Ibrox this summer in what has been a busy transfer window for Mark Warburton.

He has looked like an smart capture for the Gers in pre-season with several assured performances so far.

Hull City's Curtis Davies (L) in action with Accrington Stanley's Josh WindassHull City's Curtis Davies (L) in action with Accrington Stanley's Josh Windass

Last week saw him bag his first official goal as he scored in the 3-0 win over East Stirlingshire in the Scottish Cup.

Last season he managed to net 17 goals for Accrington Stanley in League Two, and he say he thinks it’s possible for him to equal that tally in the Scottish Premiership next season.

“I scored 17 last season and six or seven the year before so I’m hopeful of keeping that run going and carry on from where I left off,” he told the club’s official website.

“I think it’s possible to score that many here if you get enough chances, I have missed a few already this year and should have had three or four already.”

Niko Kranjcar - Queens Park Rangers on the benchNiko Kranjcar - Queens Park Rangers on the bench

First things first, Windass will have to ensure he has a regular place in Mark Warburton’s midfield next season.

That area of the team is arguably the most competitive of the Rangers squad at present, with the arrivals of Joey Barton and Niko Kranjcar meaning a central role will be hard to come by.

Positive performances will catch Warburton’s eye though and Windass will be hoping to build on his start to try and secure a regular place in the Gers midfield.

Rangers manager Mark Warburton celebrates at the end of the matchRangers manager Mark Warburton celebrates at the end of the match

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