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Josh Windass comments don't bode well for Rangers

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.

Ibrox side Glasgow Rangers visit St Johnstone on Friday night.

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.

Josh Windass admitted to Rangers' official website this week that manager Pedro Caixinha shouts at him a lot for shunning his defensive responsibilities.

Problem is, the 23-year-old is probably going to have a major increase in defensive work shortly by virtue of Declan John's presence in the team.

The Cardiff City loanee likes to get forward quite a bit and the onus is on Windass to drop into a left-back role to ensure there is sufficient cover when John goes upfield.

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.

Worryingly for Rangers fans, the former Accrington man admitted to the Gers' website that he "doesn't like" filling in for the adventurous Welshman but that is exactly what is required of him - especially now.

Caixinha publicly criticised Windass after the 2-1 win at Motherwell on the opening weekend of the season for his defensive frailties and it does not bode well that the Portuguese manager is still shouting at him over it.

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.

John scored twice in the win over Hamilton last time out. He's a big asset in the final third but he shouldn't restrict his natural inclination to get forward in the fear that Windass isn't behind him ready for a counter-attack.

If this is evident in Friday's trip to St Johnstone then Caixinha has little choice but to drop him the following week.

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