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Windass has the potential to play a pivotal role at Ibrox: Caixinha

 

By Andy Newport

Pedro Caixinha has vowed to help turn Josh Windass into a Rangers match-winner. The midfielder was virtually unplayable for the opening 45 minutes as Gers opened their Ladbrokes Premiership campaign with victory at Motherwell. But while the Light Blues faithful were busy lapping up his pacey dribbles and two efforts which hit the woodwork, Caixinha was more interested in the lapses of concentration that almost cost his team dear.

"Josh is a very good prospect," said Caixinha. "He has huge physicality when he accelerates the game forward. Things are going in the right direction but we need to keep working hard.

"I always like to look for the points where our individual players need to improve."

Rangers now kick off their Betfred Cup campaign with a last-16 showdown against Dunfermline at Ibrox. And midfielder Ryan Jack knows his side cannot afford to let the little roll of momentum they have built up come to a juddering halt.

"Sunday was a good result and it gives us something to build on," said Jack. "After the friendly with Marseille we sat down and spoke about how important it was for us to get the confidence and spirit back.

"We need to try and build some momentum. We've now carried that through the Watford and Sheffield Wednesday friendlies and then into Sunday's match. It's a good start and now it's about pushing that on."

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