In quotes: What previous managers have said about incoming Sheffield Wednesday signing Josh Windass
Reported incoming Sheffield Wednesday signing Josh Windass has turbulent start to his career and hopes for a new dawn at his new club – where he is expected to move on loan.
Former Rangers boss Mark Warburton, now at Wednesday’s Championship rivals QPR, signed him on a free transfer from Accrington Stanley and said on his move to Scottish giants Rangers: “Josh has come in and settled really well with the group, and all credit to him and to the group for embracing each other in the way they have.
“I thought he made an impression - he can change a game, showed a good change of pace and delivered in the final third.”
Some months later, after Windass sent a message of silence by expressing ‘shhh’ messages to the Rangers faithful that had criticised recent performances, interim coach Graeme Murty said: "I spoke to Josh about managing his frustrations, we should be here talking about a truly fantastic goal.
“Josh recognises this and he will move forward to channel his frustrations on the pitch.
"Learning and development can be painful. Sometimes you have to make a mistake to grow as an individual and as a player. We will help Josh move forward."
Pedro Caixinha, who led Rangers for seven months after Windass had settled at Ibrox, said: "He has huge physicality when he accelerates the game forward on the pitch.
“Things are going in the right direction, but we need to keep working hard.
"I always like to look for the points where our individual players need to improve. It doesn't matter if it's one of the youngest like Josh or one of the oldest like Bruno Alves or Kenny Miller.
"If we have some points that we identify as a pattern that we can change in a training session or by watching some footage to convince them they need to do it, then we will.
"If he can give you all that he does and that he understands the other moments of the game and that you need to be switched on all the time, then I will be glad to help him.”