Josh Windass has told Rangers' official YouTube channel that he did not feel that he had a point to prove during pre-season, and is not sure whether he has staked a good claim to be heavily involved in Pedro Caixinha's plans for the new campaign following his performance in the friendly with Sheffield Wednesday.
Despite some bright moments, Windass may perhaps not reflect too favourably upon his first year at Ibrox. And it had appeared that he may not get another opportunity to vindicate the club's decision to sign him in the first place.
The Scottish Sun reported last month that the midfielder was attracting plenty of attention from England and was set to be offloaded by Caixinha this summer.
However, Windass has played a fairly prominent role in pre-season, with his latest contribution seeing him score the opener in the 2-0 win over the Owls at Hillsborough. That has seemingly suggested that either the reports of his potentially-imminent departure last month were wide of the mark or he may have won Caixinha round with his recent displays.
Judging by the 23-year-old's response when asked whether he felt he needed to prove a point, it appears that his future was never really in doubt.
"No, I don't think so, no," he told the club's official YouTube channel, when asked if he felt he had needed to prove a point.
"I've no idea. I can just keep playing how I've been playing. I've scored a few goals during pre-season so hopefully that's enough to get me in the team," he added, when asked if he thought he had played his way into Caixinha's plans.
Given the calibre of the opposition they have faced recently, it would certainly appear that leaving Windass out of the side that faces Motherwell on the opening day would be a surprise move from Caixinha.