That’s according to Wednesday boss Garry Monk, who brought the 26-year-old in alongside Connor Wickham on deadline day as he completed his month-long mission to add firepower to his side’s faltering attack.
Loaned from Wigan until the end of the season, Windass, who can operate across the front three as well as his more natural attacking midfield role, is known as a creative player who works hard across the ground.
And it that type of player that Wednesday have been missing, Monk believes, on a run of one win in seven Championship matches that has seen them tumble from the division’s play-off places.
“He is a quality player,” Monk said. “He has great technique, a high work ethic and he can effective in those advanced areas.
“It is about having that bit of variety that can help us.
“But the main thing with the three lads who have come in is their attitude and determination to come here.
“He can play in various positions across the front line. It is good to have that variety. But the most important bit is he is an aggressive, hard-working player and he has the technique to do it so he can be effective.”
Windass, who has played in two 1-0 defeats for Wigan against Wednesday, expressed his delight at securing the move just moments before the window slammed shut.
Along with Wickham he was unavailable for Saturday’s 0-0 draw with Millwall but is in-line to take the field in this weekend’s South Yorkshire derby at Oawell.
Windass said: “I have made a few bad decisions in recent times but to come in here is a fresh start for me with a good squad of players and a good manager.
“I can't wait. I just love playing football.
“Hopefully we [him and Wickham] can come in with a winning mentality and try and push this club to where it belongs.”