Martyn Waghorn responds when asked about Rangers' Champions League target

Rangers star Martyn Waghorn believes qualifying for the Champions League in the near future is 'not unrealistic'.

Rangers striker Martyn Waghorn has told the Daily Record that the club's desire to get in to the Champions League in the near future is 'not unrealistic'.

Waghorn, 25, left Wigan Athletic this summer in order to move north of the border, joining Rangers as Mark Warburton's new star striker.

So far, the move has been a roaring success for the Gers, with Waghorn's hat-trick against Morton on Sunday taking his tally to 14 goals in just 13 games for Rangers.

Waghorn's goals will be seen as the driving force in Rangers' attempt to win promotion to the Scottish Premiership, and ultimately, Rangers will want to push on even further if they are promoted.

A return to the Champions League would be a dream for Rangers, and whilst that may seem like a million miles away whilst they prepare to face Falkirk this weekend, promotion would make it a possibility once again.

Striker Waghorn was today asked by the Daily Record whether he believes Rangers can return to Europe's premier club competition if they win promotion, and his ambitious response will be music to the ears of Gers fans, as he suggested that it's certainly a possibility.

"In the short term it's not unrealistic," said Waghorn. "It's realistic if we get promoted, anyone can beat anyone on their day. We're going to set our standards to get into the Champions League, I think that's realistic for Rangers Football Club, how it's developed and how it's run," he added.

Rangers must first focus on winning promotion before thinking about the Champions League, but if they do return to the top flight, fans will be expecting the club to immediately challenge Old Firm rivals Celtic at the top of the table - and that could bring European football back to Ibrox.

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