Make Or Break Season For Martyn Waghorn At Rangers

It’s fair to say that Martyn Waghorn didn’t have the best of times with Rangers last term.

If he wasn’t being mugged off by a school kid, then he was missing a guilt edged chance against Celtic.

What he wasn’t able to do was stick the ball into the net enough times to be seen as making a significant contribution.

In total the Englishman only scored seven goals in thirty-two league games. That’s not good enough if you want to be seen as the main Gers striker. It’s was a far cry from his debut season when the forward managed to bag twenty goals in twenty-five Scottish Championship appearances.

Has Waghorn been found out in the Scottish Premiership? Or can the forward rediscover his form at Ibrox? 

In fairness the former Sunderland and Leicester City man knows that he has competition for a starting berth and he needs to up his game:

“We have games coming up, and when you get your time, you are going to have to utilise it and try to do as best as you can to force your way into the squad. For me, it’s going to be a big season – I want to do as well as I can for this club and I have a lot to prove.”

The competition for places might actually spur Martyn on. Players react differently when faced with competition for their place in the starting line-up, they can either shrink and crumble under the pressure or they can stand up and show their worth. Waghorn has to hope he’ll be one who shines under the scrutiny.

Rangers have been pretty shot-shy so far this pre-season and the strikers as a collective force were woeful in the club’s ill-fated Europa League outing in July.

As a striker Waghorn often looks better when he doesn’t have time to think about the possible outcome. When he’s one on one with a keeper he usually fluffs his lines unless he takes his effort early.

In 2015-16 everything seemed too easy for the attacker, last season he struggled with the step up.

It will be important for the hitman to take his chance when he gets it this term. He’s a confidence player and the quicker he gets off the mark the better.

For Rangers, if Martyn Waghorn doesn’t get amongst the goals early on this season then one of his competitors; Eduardo Herrera, Alfredo Morelos or Joe Dodoo will need to deliver instead.

It cannot be left for veteran Kenny Miller to pick up the slack again at Ibrox this year. As last season proved Rangers can’t compete without goals in their squad!

One Response to “Make Or Break Season For Martyn Waghorn At Rangers”

  1. l really wish this dud would try stay out the headlines, the guy is nothing short of an embarrassment and only pray another club comes in for him, not fit to wear the famous blue jersey

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