The Rangers fans here in the Transfer Tavern are finding the fact that their club is looking in good order behind the scenes rather strange. Indeed, our resident Gers aren’t really used to that, though have been delighted to see Graeme Murty and Mark Allen strengthen the first-team over the last month or so.
There have been a raft of new signings as the Light Blues look to get over the mess left behind by Pedro Caixinha, as well as long-term agreements for key first-team players such as James Tavernier and Josh Windass. Securing the pair is wonderful business and director of football Allen, alongside Murty, should be commended for tying Windass down in particular.
Though the former Accrington Stanley attacker has attracted criticism during his stint in Glasgow so far, it’s hard to doubt his quality. Murty has previously suggested the player’s searing pace would be an asset even at English Premier League level and, alongside the likes of Jason Cummings, Windass could lead a far better balanced Rangers side closer to Celtic next season.
Such is the nature of his form this season, Championship sides are understood to have taken an interest in the player, though the fact he has committed his long-term future to the Gers should be taken as a huge positive. Perhaps there will always be an element of inconsistency in his game, though that’s something the club will have to take when dealing with such an attacking talent.
After so long in Celtic’s shadow, this could be an exciting new dawn for Rangers and to have Windass on board for the next few years is a major boost.