Rangers-supporting James McArthur hails Martyn Waghorn's return to form at Ibrox

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Crystal Palace star James McArthur has raved about Martyn Waghorn's performances at Rangers.

Crystal Palace midfielder James McArthur has told The Scottish Sun that he is pleased to see Martyn Waghorn firing on all cylinders for Rangers.

Waghorn, 26, joined Rangers from Wigan over the summer, and has racked up a staggering 27 goals in 29 games for Mark Warburton's men.

The former Sunderland youngster is finding the net on a regular basis, and looks likely to be the man to fire Rangers to the Scottish Championship title.

It's something of a rebirth for striker Waghorn, who had scored just eight goals in 41 games for previous club Wigan, and whilst many will point to the quality of the Scottish Championship for that improved record, it's also abundantly clear that Waghorn is playing with renewed confidence having been given first-team football.

Now, his former Wigan team-mate James McArthur has spoken to The Scottish Sun about Waghorn's performances this season, given how well he knows the forward.

McArthur, who was born in Glasgow and grew up supporting Rangers according to The Scottish Sun, says that he is delighted to see Waghorn thriving on a regular basis, something he wasn't given the opportunity to do during his time at Wigan.

Scottish international McArthur, now at Crystal Palace, also believes that Waghorn can thrive at a higher level, and wants Rangers to win promotion so the striker can prove his worth in the Scottish Premiership.

"It’s been great to see Waggy get his confidence back," said McArthur. "At Wigan he was scoring and doing really well. A lot of the time he’d be getting goals coming in off the flank. He’d look dangerous but then the manager wouldn’t play him for a while and I think he lost his confidence a wee bit through that. If the manager’s not giving you the opportunity and if you feel you deserve to be in the team, it can be tough."

"But the way he’s responded has been great. I’m chuffed for him. If you want to get promoted in that league, you need to be scoring and winning — and he’s doing that. He will be able to play in the Scottish Premiership easily. He is a really good player and a really good character. I just hope they get promoted so he can showcase his talent on a bigger stage again." he added.

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