Martyn Waghorn eyes becoming next Jamie Vardy after sensational start at Rangers

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Martyn Waghorn has admitted he wants to emulate Leicester City sensation Jamie Vardy.

Rangers striker Martyn Waghorn has told the Daily Mail that he wants to emulate Leicester City striker Jamie Vardy's surprising rise to success.

Waghorn, 25, joined Rangers from Wigan Athletic over the summer, and has quickly established himself as a fan favourite at Ibrox - mostly due to his exploits in front of goal.

With 17 goals in 19 games, Waghorn has been simply sensational for Rangers so far this term, having struggled in English football in recent years.

Rangers are currently on a break from league action due to the international games, and Waghorn has had chance to talk about his season so far, as well as his aspirations.

Speaking to the Daily Mail, Waghorn has admitted that he is looking to Leicester City striker Jamie Vardy for inspiration that he can come from obscurity to become a Premier League star - and even earn an England cap in the process.

"I'm 25. I look at the likes of Jamie Vardy banging them in for Leicester and he got there from non-league football," said Waghorn. "He's not a young kid. He was 27 when he left Fleetwood for Leicester and he is getting better as he gets older. Here I am, younger than that at a massive club and he gives me hope. I want to kick on now. Rangers have given me back my mojo," he added.

With 12 goals in 12 Premier League games this season, Vardy has been the hottest property in Premier League football, and his nine goals in nine successive games have him pushing for a Premier League record.

His rise to prominence in he Premier League is a remarkable one. A former Sheffield Wednesday youngster, Vardy has risen up through non-league with the likes of Stocksbridge Park Steels, Halifax Town and Fleetwood Town, and is now one of the deadliest striker in English football.

His story is giving hope to plenty of non-league players up and down the country, but it now seems that up in Scotland, Waghorn is also looking to copy Vardy's success.

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