Josh Windass was never universally popular during his time at Rangers and there won’t be many supporters bemoaning the club’s decision to offload the Englishman to Wigan during the summer transfer window.
Now Windass has spoken out about his departure and his comments may annoy some Gers supporters; they can be read as more petulance from a playmaker whose attitude came into question at times at Ibrox.
He said: “I got a text saying Wigan have had a bid accepted of £2.5m and I’m like, ‘What the f***?’. I got 26 goals and assists in a team that wasn’t great for Rangers and they’re accepting £2.5m?
“If you think you can accept that for a player who has contributed that much in terms of goals and assists – maybe not always in terms of performances – then see you in a bit.
“I don’t think [Steven Gerrard] was that happy. He just went ‘no hard feelings’ and walked off but he didn’t seem happy.”
The self-confidence and ability to make a snap decision and leave Rangers so swiftly is unlikely to impress many supporters.
But Windass has always believed in himself and the stats bear out his productivity last season. He actually even admits he could have played better at times as well.
He’s got a point. If he didn’t feel valued by his manager, the board or the fans then moving on was the best move for all concerned.