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Glasgow Rangers midfielder Josh Windass on playing alongside Declan John

Josh Windass of Rangers looks dejected after the Ladbrokes Scottish Premiership match between Rangers and Celtic at Ibrox Stadium on April 29, 2017 in Glasgow, Scotland.

Ibrox side Glasgow Rangers have utilised Josh Windass and Declan John down the left-hand side recently.

Josh Windass of Rangers in action during the Ladbrokes Scottish Premiership match between Rangers and Hibernian at Ibrox Stadium on August 12, 2017 in Glasgow, Scotland.

Josh Windass has admitted to the Scottish Herald that when he plays alongside Declan John at Glasgow Rangers he has a lot more defensive responsibility.

Windass has usually been teamed up with Lee Wallace down Rangers’ left-hand side since arriving at Ibrox.

However, John has stepped into Rangers’ first-team over recent weeks, and the Cardiff City loanee has impressed.

John scored twice in Rangers’ last match before the international break, with his attacking qualities catching the eye.

Declan John of Rangers is seen in action during the Betfred League Cup Quarter Final at Firhill Stadium on September 19, 2017 in Glasgow, Scotland.

John is a constant menace to opposition defences from full-back, and Windass admits that he has to restrain his own play when the Welsh international is in the starting line-up.

“If I keep playing the way I am then the goals will come, I am creating chances and doing well going forward so hopefully I can keep that going. I am really enjoying playing down the left with Declan at the minute,” Windass said.

“Waldo is a brilliant player but playing with Dec is different, he dribbles with the ball quite a lot and sometimes takes me out the game so I have to fill in which I don’t like doing too much!”

Josh Windass of Rangers takes on Steven Whittaker of Hibernian during the Ladbrokes Scottish Premiership match between Rangers and Hibernian at Ibrox Stadium on August 12, 2017 in Glasgow,...

Rangers are likely to start with both Windass and John in their next match, which comes against St. Johnstone on Friday evening.

The Light Blues went into the international break on the back of a 4-1 victory over Hamilton, and the hope for Pedro Caixinha’s men will be that the two week hiatus has not disrupted their momentum.

If Rangers beat St. Johnstone in two days’ time, they will move to within three points of top of the table Celtic.

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