David Weir praises Rangers striker Martyn Waghorn

Rangers striker Martyn Waghorn has scored 17 goals in his opening 19 games for the club.

David Weir has told the Rangers’ official website that Martyn Waghorn has added a lot of quality since arriving at Ibrox.

Waghorn was one of the first additions Mark Warburton made at Rangers, and he has had a hugely impressive start to life north of the border.

The former Wigan Athletic striker has netted 17 goals in 19 matches, but Weir insists that the striker’s quality shouldn’t just be measured by his goalscoring tally.

“There is more to it than just goals,” Weir said. “His level of performance has been really good, he’s a real team player who works really hard for the team and he’s played on the sides of the pitch rather than always just through the middle.

“He’s added quality off the field too with regards to how he goes about his work, so there are many positive aspects from Martyn, and while goalscoring is the main one, allied to that, he has many other great qualities.”

Waghorn has struggled to find a home in England over the past few years, but he has hit the ground running since moving to Rangers.

He is already the main scoring threat in Warburton’s side, and his good form has been a major contributing factor to the Gers’ stunning start to the campaign.

Rangers have surged into the lead in the Scottish Championship, and already have a five-point advantage over Hibernian in second place.

The Gers have won 12 of their opening 13 contests, and if Waghorn can continue to bang in the goals, it is hard to see their form dipping any time soon.

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