Josh Windass is set to play an important role in the upcoming season for Rangers as Steven Gerrard looks to end Celtic’s monopoly in the Scottish Premiership. The Gers finished third last season even though they went on to score the most number of goals in the league. A bucket of water was put on to that as they had the worst defensive record for any of the top seven sides.
Windass is being linked with a move away to Aston Villa who finally got a major relief after a new takeover of the club. The Villans are still expected to lose some of their key players including Jack Grealish. Maybe Steve Bruce is seeing Windass as a replacement for the young English starlet.
The Englishman was part of the Europa League qualifiers having played 143 minutes of the possible 180 where the Gers went past Macedonian outfit FK Shkupi over the two legs. It is quite clear that Windass is already part of Gerrard’s plan for the upcoming season and losing him all of a sudden will be a huge loss for the Teddy bears.
The Englishman was one of the standout players at the Ibrox last season as he managed an impressive tally of 18 goals and 8 assists in 41 games. The attacking midfielder was tried in various positions and his versatility will also be a big asset for Steven Gerrard who is looking to kick-start a new era for the Light Blues.
Gerrard has already made some massive acquisitions in the transfer market. His major concern has been the defence and rightly so as they conceded 50 goals in the league during the last campaign. They were the top scorers in the league but didn’t manage to topple Celtic as they had the worst defensive record of any of the top seven sides.
A move to the Championship could be tempting for Windass given that he is an Englishman and both Villa and the Baggies will be looking to fight for Premier league qualification. However, Gerrard shouldn’t in any way look to sell him as it will derail their upcoming season just weeks before the season starts.
The versatile midfielder had already signed a long-term contract in February this year which is going to keep him at the Ibrox up until 2021. Selling him will seriously put Gerrard’s challenge for the upcoming season in jeopardy.