Rangers star Martyn Waghorn confirms his best position, disagrees with Derek Johnstone's opinion of him

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Rangers striker Waghorn has scored 14 goals for the Gers this season.

Rangers signed Waghorn from Wigan over the summer, and he has confirmed to the Evening Times that his best position is as a natural striker, following his 14th goal in 13 games.

The forward said: “It was nice to be through the middle, it is my preferred position. But I will do a job out wide or wherever the gaffer wants me to play. It is based on who we are playing and who were are up against. It was nice to be back through the middle and to get the goals but the three points [against Morton] were crucial.”

Waghorn is able to play anywhere across the front-line, and his career has seen him shifted from a striking role, to one of the wings, to a deeper position in attacking midfield.

However, he has been able to start his career with the Gers as the main striker, taking the role off of Kenny Miller, who is taking a back-up squad place due to his increasing age.

So far this season, Mark Warburton’s faith in Waghorn’s ability as a central striker has paid off, with the forward netting 14 goals in just 13 games, as well as registering three assists in that time.

Despite his feats in front of goal, some people still do not believe he is an out-and-out forward, with Rangers legend Derek Johnstone telling the Evening Times earlier this month that he did not think the 25-year-old’s talents were best suited up front.

However, his goal return would beg to differ, and if Waghorn continues to score at such an incredible rate, Warburton will have no choice but to continue naming the attacker as his main striker.

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