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Pedro Caixinha's criticism of Josh Windass was pointless

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 beat Motherwell on Sunday, but Pedro Caixinha's post-match remarks were poor on an otherwise great day.

Josh Windass has been a fantastic player for Rangers in recent weeks.

After impressive pre-season showings against Marseille and Sheffield Wednesday, the 23-year-old further restored a bit of his stock with Rangers supporters with a superb first-half display against Motherwell at Fir Park yesterday.

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Windass was brilliant as Motherwell struggled with his direct style which culminated in him hitting the woodwork twice in the first half.

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...

He is a man who looks to be slowly but surely rebuilding his confidence after a poor first season at Ibrox last time around, but manager Pedro Caixinha has risked an utterly pointless setback in his resurgence by throwing him under the bus at full time.

Windass, who did fade in the second half at Fir Park, was called out by his manager for his defensive shortcomings when, really, a quiet word in the dressing room might've sufficed.

The Portuguese did not need to publicly criticise his man.

Some players would be stoic enough to brush it off and take their manager's encouragement on board, but others, rightly or wrongly, could feel disappointed by such public remarks and if Windass gets worse instead of better for Rangers then the blame lies squarely at Caixinha's feet.

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.

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