Josh Windass has only scored twice since joining Wigan
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Josh Windass has only scored twice since joining Wigan

Amidst all the fanfare of the January window, it’s worth reviewing a transfer from the summer.
Seemingly out of the blue, Josh Windass left Rangers to join Wigan, in early August.
He cost the Latics approximately £2 million and signed a three-year contract.

Windass turns out against Ipswich Town over the festive period. (Photo by Hannah Fountain – CameraSport via Getty Images)

How has he got on?

He’s certainly a regular at the DW Stadium, with 24 appearances to his name so far. All but one of which, have come in the league.
They currently sit 20th in English football’s second tier, hovering just four points above the relegation zone.
However, they have only just been promoted from League One, so it’s likely that survival is the main aim.

The 25-year-old scored against Celtic in March last year. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

Windass netted 18 times for the Gers during the last campaign.
While
his attitude was sometimes questionable and the supporters liked to give him a hard time, that’s an excellent record, especially as he isn’t an out-and-out striker.
However, it’s been a different story altogether this season.
He has mustered just two goals and two assists so far in the Championship.
Whether its the new league or a loss of form, he simply isn’t producing at the same level.

Is Eros Grezda an improvement on the Englishman?

Grezda came in for similar money and has also only netted twice. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

On what we’ve seen so far, certainly not.
Yet, based on Windass’ current stats, it’s also tough to argue that Rangers should have fought tooth and nail to keep him.

Time will tell as to whether or not the 25-year-old delivers during the second half of the season.
For now though, Rangers’ decision to cash in, seems justified.

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