Rangers’ Josh Windass admits a weakness in his game

Nir Bitton (C) of Celtic is tracked by Josh Windass (L) and Rob Kiernan (R) of Rangers during the Betfred Cup Semi-Final match between Rangers and Celtic at Hampden Park on October 23,...

Glasgow Rangers midfielder Josh Windass has been at Ibrox since the summer of 2016.

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.

Rangers winger Josh Windass has admitted to The Daily Record that he needs to work on the defensive side of his game.

Windass is a very talented and promising winger, and the 23-year-old is brilliant when he goes on the attack.

The former Accrington Stanley star, who officially joined Rangers in the summer of 2016 when Mark Warburton was in charge of the Gers, has admitted that he needs to work on the defensive side of his game.

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.

“I need to work on the defensive side of my game, everybody knows that,” Windass told The Daily Record.

“Defensively, my concentration could be better. It gets drummed into me all the time that I need to focus on that side of the game.

“The manager tells me that quite a lot. My first thought is always to try to attack but in some of the games we have had, when it’s been backs against the wall, you need to be switched on defensively.”

“If I can get a few more goals and create a few more chances then hopefully I can stay in the team,” added Windass. “I had to gain the manager’s trust when he came in, like you have to do with every new boss.”

Myles Beerman (R) of Rangers looks dejected after fouling Patrick Roberts of Celtic leading to a penalty with Josh Windass (L) of Rangers during the Ladbrokes Scottish Premiership match...

Windass is a very good winger, and although things have not gone according to plan so far at Rangers, the Ibrox outfit should be confident about him.

Pedro Caixinha is a very demanding manager and is a very good coach, and one suspects that the winger will learn more about his defensive responsibility as the season progresses.

If the 23-year-old does what is expected of him and follows Caixinha’s instructions during matches, then he could develop into one of the best players for Rangers this season.

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