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Accrington Stanley striker won’t be moving to Rangers in January

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Accrington Stanley manager John Coleman has dismissed reports linking striker Josh Windass with a move away from the English League Two side, including a move north of the border to Rangers in January.

The striker has been in sparkling form for Coleman’s side this season, scoring ten goals in 20 games in all competitions. That form has seen the likes of Premier League side Arsenal sending scouts to watch the Englishman and it now seems, going by reports, that Mark Warburton has turned his gaze to the lower leagues of the English game to bolster his strike force.

Despite the links, Coleman insisted that the 21-year-old would not be leaving the Crown Ground anytime soon.

He said: “No-one’s going in January. I could be setting myself up for the biggest egg on my face ever here if someone does go, but I believe what I’m doing is right so we’ll get on with it. I find it quite funny to be honest because there have been one or two comments and people have been telling us what we’re going to do.

“What they’re trying to say is that my statement saying no-one is leaving in January is a load of nonsense. Well we’ll see in January.”

Those comments echoed what Coleman said to the official club website last month, when he stated there would be no departures in the January transfer window.

He said: “We will be taking no bids in January. I know the background to the Josh story – there was an Arsenal scout at our game against York but he wasn’t watching anyone in particular.

“It’s a compliment to Josh that he is getting mentioned as he is playing well but, while he is getting the attention, it means other players who are playing well are sneaking under the radar and that suits us.

“There was talk of £1m but the fact is, if we do sell a player at any time, the money will go into the ground and not to me. So it’s immaterial to me whether we sell in January or June, but I can say no one is going out in January.”

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Andy Muirhead is the Editor of Scotzine and the Scottish Football fanzine FITBA. He is the Scottish Football columnist for The Morning Star and has written for a number of other publications including ESPN, Huffington Post UK, BT Life's a Pitch and has had his work featured in the Daily Record, The Scotsman and the Daily Mail.

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