Rangers striker Waghorn must score 20 goals this season, says Kris Boyd

Rangers forward Waghorn has already netted 15 times this season.

Waghorn has been a central part of Rangers’ early season success this term, and former striker Kris Boyd has told the Daily Mail that any Old Firm striker should be looking to score 20 goals a season.

Boyd said: “I’ve always said that an Old Firm striker should look towards the 20 mark, anything above that is a bonus. But when you look at Martyn Waghorn just now, you are not talking about an out-and-out striker.”

Waghorn may not be a naturally out and out striker, playing much of his career as a winger, but he has shown an exceptional goalscoring threat this season.

Boyd believes any Old Firm striker should be looking to at least score 20 times a season to call himself a success, and Waghorn has already gone to almost fulfil that tally, despite it still being October.

The 25-year-old has scored 15 times in just 17 games, and it is his goalscoring that has shot the Gers to the top of the Championship table.

If Waghorn continues with his form this term, Rangers are sure to be promoted, and then the real challenge will start for the attacker.

He will have to prove he is a real Old Firm striker, able to perform at the top level of the game, and score goals consistently in the Premiership.

The quality may not be great, but it is certainly a step up from the Championship, and Waghorn will be looking to replicate his feats from this season in the top flight next term.

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