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WINDASS RETURNS FOR RANGERS AS BOSS PRAISES 3-GOAL GARNER

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RANGERS midfielder Josh Windass will return to the squad when they face Inverness Caley Thistle at Ibrox tomorrow.
The 22-year-old has missed the last month with hamstring trouble, but will be back in Mark Warburton’s plans for the visit of the Highlanders.
Matt Crooks has overcome a similar injury, but Jordan Rossiter is out with a calf strain while, of course, Niko Kranjcar has been ruled out for the season with a knee problem.
Striker Joe Garner has netted just three times since making his £1.8million switch from Preston in August and was criticised heavily for his early performances.unspecified-177
But Warburton believes the 28-year-old, who netted a mere six goals for his English side last term, is beginning to settle in to Scottish football.
He said: “It’s fantastic. You heard the singing and backing at Hamilton and the ovation he received at Ibrox at the end of the Hearts game.
“Three or four weeks ago, there were some derogatory comments about Joe, but there has never been any doubt about his quality.
“It’s all credit to him the way he has adapted to our style of play and the demands of playing at a club like Rangers. All credit to his team-mates for working Joe’s strengths and playing towards them.
“I’m delighted for Joe. He’s settling in, he’s enjoying his time at Rangers, I’m sure, and I think he’ll get better and better.”
Caley Thistle keeper Owain Fon Williams will again play with a back problem while second-choice Ryan Esson has just started kicking the ball again after a groin strain.
Full-back Lewis Horner faces two months out with a knee injury after going off last week against Kilmarnock.

Scott Boden and Alex Fisher are both fit, but David Raven (knee) and Kevin McNaughton (Achilles) remain on the sidelines.

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