Josh Windass explains why his Rangers move has already been vindicated

Accrington Stanley's Josh Windass warms up before the match

The young midfielder was blown away on his home debut.

Accrington Stanley's Josh Windass warms up before the matchJosh Windass warms up

Josh Windass has claimed that his Ibrox debut proved he made the right choice in joining Rangers, in an interview with the club’s official website.

The 22-year old started his first home game against Annan last month and admits he was blown away by the atmosphere.

“My Ibrox debut was a little bit different to Accrington! The stadium is amazing when you walk out and when Simply the Best is playing the hairs on the back of your neck stand up,” said Windass.

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

“That is the reason I signed, people know I could have gone to other clubs but none of the other clubs who wanted me were as big as Rangers so that’s the reason I came here.

“Ibrox is like nothing I have ever experienced before; I had played at Elland Road in front of about 20,000 but to have 30,000 in my first game was incredible,” he added.

Windass is among nine new faces to arrive at Ibrox this summer as Mark Warburton shapes his squad for an assault on the top flight.

Rangers manager Mark WarburtonRangers manager Mark Warburton

The former Accrington Stanley man has made an impressive start to his Rangers career but his progress has been hampered by a slight hamstring injury picked up during the win against East Stirlingshire last week.

The talented midfielder faces stiff competition for first-team football this season, with the likes of Nico Kranjcar, Joey Barton and Andy Halliday all vying for starting berths.

Niko Kranjcar - Queens Park Rangers on the benchNiko Kranjcar

Warburton has stressed the importance of the squad for the forthcoming campaign however, and there will be ample opportunity for Windass to demonstrate his worth.

The Gers begin their league season with the visit of Hamilton on Saturday and the young midfielder faces a race against time to make the starting XI as Rangers bid to halt Celtic’s title charge.

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