Video: Josh Windass Gives Niko Kranjcar a Glowing Tribute on Soccer AM

Video: Josh Windass Gives Niko Kranjcar a Glowing Tribute on Soccer AM

Josh Windass has delivered a glowing summary of Niko Kranjcar‘s time as a Rangers player, telling Soccer AM that the Croatian had a “big influence” on his career.

Kranjcar and Windass both arrived during the same transfer window, with the ex-Tottenham play-maker widely expected to be a star for the Ibrox club.

However, a host of injuries and the fact that he isn’t getting any younger seriously hampered Kranjcar’s time at Rangers… and he had his contract terminated by mutual consent last week.

Embed from Getty Images

And while Windass has proved himself to be a better signing than Kranjcar in the Light Blue jersey, the former Accrington winger also heaped praise on the 33-year-old.

He told Soccer AM host Adam Smith, “He [Kranjcar] is unbelievable. He’s been a big influence on my career because I’ve looked at football in a different way.

“His first training session, just the quality he had with the football is ridiculous. The advice he’s given me and the praise he’s given me has been really helpful.”

Embed from Getty Images

Windass also spoke about his reaction when Rangers moved to sign Kranjcar, Joey Barton and Philippe Senderos in 2016.

He added, “I was kind of, not nervous, but wanted to prove myself with these boys.

“It was a big honour to play with someone like Niko.

“He’s had 80-odd caps for Croatia, so he’s a big player…”

Windass will be back in action for Rangers this weekend following the international break, with Motherwell their hosts in Saturday’s early kick-off.

More in Football

Video: Steven Gerrard Is Not Having Any Questions About Alfredo Morelos

Jonny BoyleAugust 1, 2020

Two Aberdeen Fans Come Up With Creative Way to Watch Rangers Game in Person

Jonny BoyleAugust 1, 2020

Why Frank Lampard Deserves Huge Credit if Chelsea Grab Champions League Spot

Jonny BoyleJuly 16, 2020

How Successful Has the Return of the Bundesliga Been?

Jonny BoyleJune 17, 2020

Why Bayern Munich May Be One More Tough Test Away From the Bundesliga Title

Jonny BoyleJune 3, 2020

Are Hakim Ziyech’s Comments About the 2018-19 Champions League Final Fair?

Jonny BoyleJune 2, 2020

EFL League One Playoff Decision Puts Paul Lambert’s Ipswich Position at Risk

Jonny BoyleJune 2, 2020

Fun Things That Sports Fans Can Do At Home During The Coronavirus Lockdown

Jonny BoyleMay 18, 2020

Bookmakers Will Be Watching Closely as Footballing Authorities Decided Season Outcome

Daniel CawApril 10, 2020