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Rangers star Martyn Waghorn on the standard of football in the Scottish Championship

The former Wigan man has enjoyed a fruitful start to life North of the border.

Rangers striker Martyn Waghorn has refuted the suggestion that the quality of opposition in the Scottish Championship is the reason for the Gers’ excellent start.

Mark Warburton’s men boast a 100% success rate in the league - having won their first nine games - and the ease with which they have dispatched most of their rivals has led to claims that the quality of the division isn’t up to par.

Waghorn’s 14 goals this season already represents his highest-ever goal tally for a single campaign but the former Wigan man denies it has been a stroll in the park for Rangers.

“I don’t think it’s easy at all,” he said, in quotes published by the Daily Record.

“Every team poses a different challenge. Playing football the way we do has made it look a lot easier than it really is.

“But that’s down to not only the quality in the squad, but the hunger we’ve got, the determination there to go out week in, week out and play the way we do… that’s credit to the players for the work we put in.”

The 25-year old would never admit that the league is easy of course, but the reality is that Rangers are head and shoulders above every other team in the division and they will comfortably secure the title this season.

The real test for the Gers will come next term in how well they transition to the top flight and Warburton recently spoke about how he intends to restructure the player recruitment methods at the club to ensure their squad is in the right shape to challenge.

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