Josh Windass was an extremely frustrating figure during his time at Rangers. And after a revealing interview with Simon Ferry on Open Goal, this has shown no signs of changing.
The inside forward didn’t do too badly at Rangers at all. The 24 year old managed 19 goals in 73 games from left midfield.
However, it was Josh’s attitude which always brought him down.
In the interview, Windass talks about everything from Kenny Miller giving him the “hairdryer” treatment to why he ended up leaving Rangers.
His time at Ibrox still sees many fans view him as an enigma. A talented player with a poor attitude, who perhaps thought he was better and more important than he was.
Or at least lacked the appropriate application to achieve this deluded sense of grandeur.
Here’s what fans had to say:
Thank fuck we got rid of Windass. Everything about him in that interview screams out just how much of a loser he is x
— sunshinekid (@sunshinekid10) November 12, 2018
Windass saying Rangers fans didn't have the patience for Warburton's football. No I didn't have patience for the complete lack of a plan B and getting horsed at Tynecastle.
— Ewan McQueen (@ewanmcqueen_91) November 12, 2018
I’m dumbfounded at how bad he’s allowed himself to come across on that interview.
Even if he did have talent above English Championship level, surely any future boss will watch that and be instantly put off.
His lack of brains defies belief.
— 𝙍𝙖𝙣𝙜𝙚𝙧𝙨 𝙑𝙞𝙚𝙬 (@Rangers_View) November 12, 2018
Interview proves Rangers right to get rid
For me, the interview proves it. Josh Windass was clearly a good player but lacked a commitment and drive to make it at Rangers. His head was and remains in the clouds. He’s more interested in staying relevant and reminiscing in Scotland than getting his head down at Wigan.
But in that, it really looks like Windass’ is gutted he’s no longer here. The fans would’ve got behind him if he applied himself. He had the stage and the opportunity. It just feels like he never wanted to take responsibility.
In this interview it’s almost confirmed.
His cockiness and arrogance on the entire thing gives a strange insight into the Ibrox dressing room over the last few years too. At a time when fan hearts were breaking and things not happening on the pitch, Windass appears so flippant.
It’s frustrating more than anything. Was this how it was at Ibrox before Gerrard took over?
For ordinary footballers that’s fine, you win and lose, but at Rangers the standards were clearly too high for Windass. Kenny Miller comes across as very good in it – his attitude is exactly what we expect from Rangers players.
It’s a big laugh for Josh.
His attitude and those little insights into his application as a player make me happy he moved on in the summer. And I was fan of his before too.
He’s not left quite the indelible mark he thinks he has.
The only person who’ll look back on his Rangers career with regret is Josh Windass. I’ve no doubt about that.
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