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Profit Players: Josh Windass

Profit Players: Josh Windass

Rangers supporters have been pretty downbeat in recent times after seeing their team suffer their first defeat under Steven Gerrard last weekend.

The Light Blues went into their encounter with Old Firm rivals Celtic at Parkhead having qualified for the group stages of the Europa League alongside making an unbeaten start to the domestic season, although they were second-best against Brendan Rodgers’ Bhoys on Sunday. An Olivier Ntcham strike secured a deserved 1-0 success for the Scottish Premiership champions to bring Gerrard’s unbeaten start as Gers chief to an end, thus leaving them with just five points from their opening four league games.

As such, there have been many disappointed Rangers fans up and down the country in recent times, several of whom have been looking back at their side’s excellent business during the summer, in which Gerrard oversaw quite the overhaul of players.

And one man who exited the club was influential attacker Josh Windass, and in making a £1.98 million profit (as per Transfermarkt) on the 24-year-old, alongside the fact that fans were reasonably satisfied with his departure, it’s a move that was in the best interests of both Rangers and indeed Windass himself.

Ultimately, the Englishman made the move to Ibrox back in 2016 on a free transfer from Accrington Stanley, and the attacker certainly produced the goods north of the border in netting 19 times and laying on 13 assists in 73 appearances for the Gers.

And while his first season back in 2016/17 was something of a struggle, given he failed to net in 21 Scottish Premiership matches, he more than proved his worth last time round in scoring 18 goals and laying on eight assists for the Light Blues, helping them to a third place finish as well as the semi-finals of the Scottish Cup.

Thus, one would be forgiven for thinking that losing the 24-year-old would have been a source of frustration for Rangers fans, but such was the relationship between Windass and the Ibrox faithful, many weren’t overly disappointed to see him leave for Wigan Athletic last month.

Yes, there is little doubt that he was an influential part of things at Rangers last season, but Gerrard has brought in much attacking talent over the summer to compensate for his departure – and for £1.98m (as per Transfermarkt), they got a decent fee for the Englishman.

As such, in making a profit as well as somewhat satisfying the supporters, it appears that the decision to sell Windass during the summer was in the best interests of both Rangers, and indeed the player himself.

Rangers fans… what do you think? Let us know!

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