Former Celtic striker Chris Sutton was impressed with Josh Windass' showing for Rangers at Parkhead on Saturday.

For the clash against Celtic, Rangers manager Mark Warburton included Windass in his midfield three, alongside Joey Barton and Niko Kranjcar, with the former Brentford boss eager to introduce energy and legs in the centre of the park.

Rangers were thrashed 5-1 by Celtic, with Barton and Kranjcar struggling in midfield. However, Sutton feels that despite the scoreline, Windass put in a good shift for the visitors.

Asked on Twitter how many players short Rangers are of winning the SPL, Sutton wrote: "In fariness Josh Windass played very well."

Windass was playing in England's League Two last season, but did not look out of place against the Scottish champions in their own backyard.


Rangers tempted the midfielder north of the border, signing him up on a pre-contractual agreement at the start of the year, with his contract with Accrington Stanley due to run out in the summer.

Windass will be hoping to have done enough to keep his place in the team for next weekend's Premiership clash, which sees Ross County visit Ibrox.