As reported by The Scottish Sun, Rangers have been left sweating on the fitness of Josh Windass after the Englishman hobbled off during the Gers match against Motherwell at the weekend.
Next weekend’s match against Celtic at Hampden is Rangers’ most important match of the season and after being boosted by the return to fitness for the likes of Ross McCrorie and Graham Dorrans, they could be rocked by another injury blow at the worst time.
The Scottish Sun say he is a doubt for the match against the Hoops, with Rangers manager Graeme Murty confirming he suffered a calf injury when had to exit the match late on against the Steelmen.
A goalscorer against Celtic in the last encounter between the two sides, just how big a miss would he be?
That opener against the Hoops before the recent international break was one of 17 goals that Windass has netted this season, making him the joint top-scorer at the club this term alongside Alfredo Morelos.
That’s a goal threat that Rangers will badly need if they’re to have any chance of a victory against Celtic.
In order to progress to the final, the Light Blues will need to be at their very best and hope that the Hoops are having an off day.
Windass is an effective talent on his day and losing him at this stage of the season, even if just for a match or two, could be the critical difference in them achieving their ambitions and not.