Pedro Caixinha suggests Rangers' Josh Windass has huge potential; suggests how he could improve

Rangers Manager  Pedro Caixinha during the UEFA Europa League first qualifying round match between Rangers and Progres Niederkorn at the Ibrox Stadium on June 29, 2017 in Glasgow, Scotland.

Glasgow Rangers midfielder Josh Windass has enjoyed a very promising pre-season for the Gers.

Pedro Caixinha has told Rangers' official website that he believes that Josh Windass has a huge amount of potential and just needs to work on the mental side of the game.

Windass has arguably been one of the Gers' biggest winners from pre-season, having begun the summer as one of the players the Daily Record linked with leaving Ibrox as Caixinha plotted a mass clear-out of his squad.

Josh Windass of Rangers has a shot on goal during the Ladbrokes Scottish Premiership match between Rangers FC and Celtic FC at Ibrox Stadium on April 29, 2017 in Glasgow, Scotland.

A few promising performances against some very good opposition in recent weeks however, have surely put Windass in a much better position in the pecking order, and some supporters would be forgiven for being extremely keen to see the 23-year-old involved heavily once the new Scottish Premiership season begins. 

And Caixinha has suggested that he has been extremely impressed by the former Accrington Stanley playmaker recently, and has backed him to go on and become a very important player for the Gers in the future.

“Josh is a nice boy and a very good player, with huge potential. We just need to work with him on the mental side in order for him to have more self confidence and to believe more in himself," he told Rangers' official website.

“We’re looking for him to have a more regular state of play and we want more from him.

“He played more in the wide area and I think it suits him better changing the pattern of playing wide and helping inside, playing between the lines and more connections with the strikers and central midfielders."

Rangers Manager  Pedro Caixinha during the UEFA Europa League first qualifying round match between Rangers and Progres Niederkorn at the Ibrox Stadium on June 29, 2017 in Glasgow, Scotland.

There is no question that Windass will have picked up a tremendous amount of confidence from his displays in pre-season which hint that he is set to enjoy a much better season this time around than he did during his first year at Ibrox.

And if he can follow those performances up with some impressive displays during the early stages of the campaign, then Rangers fans may be left extremely thankful that nothing came of the reports earlier in the summer that he may be on his way out. 

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