Polarising ex-Rangers star scores dramatic injury-time winner
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Polarising ex-Rangers star scores dramatic injury-time winner

Polarising former Rangers star Josh Windass scored a dramatic injury-time winner for Sheffield Wednesday against MK Dons in EFL League One on Tuesday.

After two years at Ibrox, Windass left for Wigan Athletic in August 2018, with the reported £2.5m [Scottish Sun] the Gers received for his sale the biggest fee received for any player during Steven Gerrard’s time as manager.

Windass in Scottish Cup action for Rangers against Celtic at Hampden Park. (Photo by Mark Runnacles/Getty Images)

Windass moved on to Sheffield Wednesday in 2020 and stayed with the Owls following their relegation from the EFL Championship to League One, despite reported interest from a number of clubs in the summer transfer window.

After missing several months of action due to injury, the 27-year-old returned to the Wednesday squad at Accrington Stanley at the weekend and was an unused sub before his first appearance of the season came on Tuesday night.

When he replaced former Gers loanee Florian Kamberi in the 54th minute, his team were trailing 1-0 to MK Dons at Hillsborough.

However, the ex-Ger proceeded to turn the game around.

His inswinging corner was headed in by Lee Gregory in the 83rd minute and then in the third minute of injury-time, he scored a dramatic winner.

Former Rangers star Josh Windass scored an injury-time winner on his return to action for Sheffield Wednesday. (Photo by George Wood/Getty Images)

After the ball was cut back to him on the left side of the area, Windass made a mess of an initial attempt with his left foot.

However, he received a big slice of luck as the ball then looped over a defender and he took full advantage, firing a crisp right-footed strike into the bottom right corner.

The win ensures Wednesday remain in the top six and just five points behind leaders Rotherham United, as they look to gain promotion back to the second tier at the first time of asking.

Meanwhile, a popular Rangers 55-winner finally made his debut for his new club overseas at the weekend.

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