Martyn Waghorn explains why there's no chance of complacency at Rangers this season

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The Gers have fallen short of their high standards in recent performances.

Rangers attacker Martyn Waghorn has insisted in Daily Record that the squad will not suffer complacency as they look to return to form after Tuesday’s League Cup defeat to St. Johnstone.

The Gers were given a reality check by their top-flight opponents, and the defeat followed on from two unconvincing performances in the league, leading some to suggest the players had taken their foot off the gas.

The former Wigan man rejects these claims, however, and believes the squad’s youthfulness and lack of honours will keep them hungry.

“There’s no chance of us becoming complacent. We’re a young, hungry side with a lot of players who haven’t won much. We want to put that behind us and get Rangers back into the Premiership and challenging for trophies again,” said the 25-year old, in quotes publish by the Daily Record.

“We’ve had a dip but we are working hard to correct that. The gaffer and Davie Weir have got us going the right way and we all want to get Rangers back to where they ought to be.”

Of the current Rangers squad, only two players – Danny Wilson and James Tavernier – have won silverware, with the former leading Hearts to the Scottish Championship title last year and the latter winning League One with Bristol City.

Rangers have been away from the top-flight for three years now, and Waghorn is determined to get the club back to where it needs to be.

“Personally, it would be a massive achievement to win my first league medal but to get the club kicking on is the important thing,” he added.

“The fans deserve it – the Premiership is where Rangers need and want to be and that’s the target.”

Waghorn has been an astute capture for Mark Warburton and has taken to the Scottish game with ease, but will need to ensure his standards, along with those of his team-mates, don’t dip any further if they are to have the successful season the fans demand.

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