RANGERS midfielder Josh Windass has insisted there was 'no reason or malice' to his goal celebration during the midweek win over Partick Thistle.

The 24-year-old opened the scoring at Firhill before turning to his own fans and raising a finger to his lips. 

Manager Graeme Murty revelead on Friday that Windass had apologised for the incident and the former Accrington Stanley player told Sky Sports News that there was nothing to it. 

"There was no real reason or malice in the celebration, it was just a bit of an instinct after I’ve scored," he said.

“I’ve seen reports saying on social media he was getting abuse but it was nothing to do with that it was just how I was playing in the game until that point I was feeling a bit frustrated and I’ve just reacted in maybe the wrong way but that happens some times in football.

“I forgot about it straight away so it’s just other people bringing it up to me so I’ll just let them talk about it and I’ll concentrate on myself.”