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Kris Boyd urges Rangers to bolster the frontline after Josh Windass exit

Posted on September 10, 2018 in WAFC

Former Rangers striker Kris Boyd believes the Gers should add more bodies in the forward department after they sanctioned the surprise exit of Josh Windass last week. The 24-year-old had a strong 2017/18 season with the Gers where he contributed 18 goals and this made him a regular fixture under new manager Steven Gerrard this term.

Despite this, the Glasgow giants sanctioned his departure before the English transfer deadline after Wigan Athletic agreed on a £2m fee for his signature. In a report covered by The Record, Boyd admitted that he was not surprised by the exit of Windass, who had largely played out of position during his time at the Ibrox Stadium.

Nonetheless, the 34-year-old feels the Glasgow outfit should strengthen the frontline before the end of the month with former Norwich City man Kyle Lafferty highlighted as a probable target, he said: “I was and I wasn’t (surprised that Windass left), to be honest. There were some times when Josh was playing you thought well this kid can do anything.

“But I don’t really think that he was given a run in his right position at Rangers. He was always off the flanks. The wee spell he had at the end of last season, when he was off the main striker, I think he caused a lot of teams problems.I think they’re still trying to sign Kyle Lafferty. There’s no doubt Rangers do need a couple of bodies up front.”

Rangers made a slow start to the campaign with a 1-1 draw against Aberdeen but they have since found a winning formula after beating St Mirren by a 2-0 scoreline. Despite this, the discipline remains a concern for Gerrard, who has witnessed his side finish with 10 men in the first two league games.

Meanwhile, Wigan Athletic made a good start on their Championship comeback with a 3-2 triumph over Sheffield Wednesday but they have since lost by the same scoreline to Aston Villa last weekend. Windass was a substitute in the latter of those games, where Birkir Bjarnason netted a 94th-minute winner for Villa.

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