I’m nearly halfway to my goals target already, says Rangers new boy Martyn Waghorn

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The summer signing has enjoyed a spectacular start to life at Ibrox.

Martyn Waghorn has revealed that he is almost at the halfway point of his goals target for the season after just nine games, in quotes published by the Herald Scotland.

The former Wigan man grabbed the second of the three goals in Saturday’s 3-0 win over Livingston - taking his tally to nine goals in all competitions so far - and the 25-year old is delighted with how his Rangers career has kicked off.

“I'm over the moon with my start,” said Waghorn to the Herald Scotland.

"I've not played a lot of football over the last year and a half, so to score goals at a club like this is really pleasing. I want to work hard and the goals are a bonus.

"I've not set a target as such, but there is a certain number I'd like to reach and I'm nearly halfway there,” he added.

Waghorn’s comments suggest he had decided on around 20 goals as his aim before the season’s start, but must now be considering at a great deal more.

The Gers explosive start to the season has clearly come as a surprise even to the playing staff, and Mark Warburton’s men seem unstoppable at present.

Waghorn is determined not to let up and has ensured the Gers support that the players are determined to make amends for the failings of last season.

"The unity amongst the boys is down to the gaffer and the type of players he has brought in, as well as the guys who were already here,” said Waghorn.

"There is a lot of experience mixed in with the younger lads and we are all hungry. After the disappointment of the last few years, it's been drilled in to us that we need to do better.”

This current Rangers side are on course to ‘do better’ – and then some – and the only challenge facing Warburton’s men is whether they can maintain the sky-high standards that have already been set.

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