A host of Championship and League One clubs are thought to be tracking Rangers midfielder Josh Windass, according to Get West London.

The former Accrington man has allegedly been left out of Pedro Caixinha’s plans for the Ibrox club and has been told he can leave.

Queens Park Rangers are reportedly leading the race for his signature, alongside their West London rivals Brentford, while relegated Hull City are also thought to be keen on the 23-year-old, who is the son of Tigers legend Dean Windass.

Four other clubs from League One are also mentioned to be in with a chance of signing the player, with Fleetwood Town, MK Dons, Peterborough United and Rotherham United keeping a close eye on developments.

Windass began his professional career with Huddersfield Town, spending ten years in the Terriers’ youth setup before his release in 2012.

After a brief stint playing outside the EFL he joined League Two side Accrington Stanley in 2013, where he made a name for himself as one of the division’s hottest prospects.

The Hull-born player scored 21 times for Accy in 75 matches from midfield, and it was this form that earned him a move to Scottish giants Rangers.

However, he has struggled to find his feet north of the border, and was perpetually linked with a move away throughout most of last season.

Windass is yet to find the back of the net in a competitive game for Rangers, and boss Caixinha is said to be happy to allow the player to move on this summer.


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