Consistency is the difference between a good player, and a top drawer one, and at the moment Josh Windass is showing he can’t be relied upon week after week.
If you look at his stats for this season, they are seriously impressive. 17 goals and eight assists in 37 games is very good for an attacking midfielder, but if we are going to get back to the top of the table, we can’t afford one of our most creative players to go missing like he did against Motherwell.
At Fir Park, we needed all eleven players to be at it, but the 24 year old just wasn’t. He’s at an age now where you can’t excuse the odd bad display as being down to inexperience. The Englishman is playing a vital role in the number 10 position, and he should be taking the game by the scruff of the neck, and taking responsibility.
In the Premiership, you have to work hard to get results. Things are not handed to you on a plate, and it seems that sometimes Josh expects his team mates to do the hard work for him so he can get on with scoring and creating goals.
Graeme Murty has placed tremendous faith in our no.11 by moving him centrally since November, and for the most part, it could be argued he has rewarded his manager with a string of good performances. In the long term though, if he wants to keep his place, he’s going to have to do more.
Windass has the ability, the pace, the strength and the skill to really make a name for himself at this club, but it’s difficult to know with him when he will do another disappearing act. It’s veryhard to trust a player with such an important role in the side, when he lacks such consistency. He will have to begin finding some or the club may look elsewhere.