Josh Windass has been named as the Scottish Premiership’s Player of the Month for February, as per The Daily Record.

Windass becomes the first player from Rangers to win this award since their promotion back to the top flight in 2016.

The Englishman played in five league games during February, scoring five goals, including a hat-trick in the 5-3 thriller away at the Superseal Stadium against Hamilton Academical.

In addition, he scored two goals in the 6-1 away win in the Scottish Cup against Ayr United.

He has continued this goalscoring form in March, scoring the opener in the Old Firm game at Ibrox.

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In the month of February, Rangers won five and lost just one of their six matches in early February at home to Hibernian.

Windass has certainly stepped up since Graeme Murty was put in charge at Ibrox, scoring 16 of his 17 goals of the season while Murty has been the main man in the dugout.

Windass is currently third top scorer in the Scottish Premiership with 12 goals, behind Alfredo Morelos on 13 and former Rangers forward Kris Boyd on 14.

It looks like Murty was right to reject a number of offers during the January transfer window for the former Accrington Stanley man from numerous English Championship clubs.

This goalscoring form, added to his assists and impressive performances overall will certainly put him in with a shout of winning Player of the Year.

But with two months to go until the end of the season, Windass will be focused on Rangers, the Scottish Cup and a strong finish in the league.