JOSH WINDASS is confident the spirit within the Ibrox camp will stand Rangers in good stead during the second half of the season.

Graeme Murty’s side made it three wins from three on Wednesday night as they followed up their league victories over Aberdeen and Ross County with a Scottish Cup success at Fraserburgh.

The Gers boss added five players to his squad during the January transfer window and Windass is encouraged with the Light Blues group that is now in place.

He said: “I think the trip to Florida helped getting to know each other and we have come back and won three in a row. Hopefully we can carry that on.

“It is always healthy to have competition and have lads itching to get your shirt. That is what we have got now and if you have one bad game there is someone coming in to take your place.

“I think it is just the personality of the players. All the lads get on and we want to help each other on the pitch and off the pitch. I think you can see that.

“On and off the pitch, we all get on so we back each other up all the time. You can see that coming into fruition on the pitch.”

Murty had another reason to be cheerful on deadline day as Rangers retained the services of striker Alfredo Morelos.

An £8million bid from Beijing Renhe was rejected by the Ibrox board and Windass is pleased the Colombian is on board for the second half of the season.

He said: “Obviously he is a good player and he is the top scorer in the league. Nobody wants to lose their top scorer.

“He is a good lad and all the lads get on well with each other. There is nobody really that doesn’t get on and we all have good banter. It is just like a usual dressing room like you would expect.

“Obviously you want to know the players you will be playing with for the rest of the season and try and get on with everyone.

“It looks as though our business is done so we know what we have got now and know what we can do towards the end of the season.”

Windass was the cup hero for Rangers as he hit a hat-trick against the Broch to ensure there was no upset at Bellslea Park.

But boss Murty has demanded more from the midfielder as he looks to go from strength to strength in the coming weeks.

Windass said: “I speak to the gaffer quite a lot and I have got a good relationship with him. He tells me what he wants from me and what I can bring to the table if I am on form.

“Maybe in some games I have slipped from that but hopefully I can get more consistency and when I am on top form I feel I am a good player.

“I know him quite well and I know his personality quite well. He digs me out when he has to and tells me when I have done well.”

Rangers will return to league duty on Saturday when they face Hibernian at Ibrox as they focus their attentions on the battle to be best of the rest in the Premiership once again.

But Windass admits the lure of Scottish Cup glory will continue to drive Murty’s side ahead of their fifth round clash with Ayr United later this month.

He said: “Playing for Rangers, the aim is to win every competition you are involved in. We got a win in this round, which was expected of us, and we have to go into the next round and try and get to the final and lift the trophy.

“I think that is what we are all here to do. All the players want to make history and win trophies for the club. That is what we are all here to do so hopefully we can do that.”