Rangers' Josh Windass claims playing at Elland Road is closest he's come to Ibrox atmosphere after making debut

General View of Ibrox Stadium

The attacking midfielder made his home debut for Mark Warburton's Glasgow Rangers side in a recent Scottish League Cup clash.

Accrington Stanley's Josh Windass (L) celebrates after he scores his sides first goalJosh Windass during his time with Accrington Stanley

Josh Windass has told Rangers' official website that playing against Leeds United at Elland Road was the closest he has come to experiencing the incredible atmosphere inside Ibrox when he made his home debut for the club. 

Windass made his first appearance in front of his own fans following his summer move from Accrington Stanley during the Scottish League Cup group-stage clash with Annan last month. 

General view of Ibrox - RangersIbrox

And while he insisted that playing for the Light Blues provided the kind of atmosphere that nothing has come too close to previously, he suggested that the League Cup tie against the Whites two years ago was the previous benchmark. 

"I don't really get nervous or feel pressure, it doesn't bother me," he told the club's official website.

"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."

Revie Stand, Elland Road. Leeds United v Accrington Stanley, League Cup 2014A section of the Elland Road crowd during the League Cup tie two years ago

Mark Warburton will be delighted to hear him say that pressure is not something that tends to bother him. He would certainly be forgiven for being overawed by the situation initially, having made the step up from League Two in England to a club that has genuine European aspirations. 

And if he is able to look at the support the fans generate as something to thrive off, rather than something of a burden of expectation, then that will surely boost his chances of being a success for the Gers as their fans proved during the club's time in the doldrums that they are able to create a tremendous atmosphere at any outpost, so inspiring the attacking midfielder should not be difficult when it comes to playing at Ibrox. 

Accrington Stanley's Josh Windass warms up before the match

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