Waghorn denies competition with Griffiths, amid arguments between Old Firm fans

Rangers hero Martyn Waghorn claims there is no competition with Celtic ace Leigh Griffiths.

Rangers striker Martyn Waghorn has told the club's official website that he isn't in a competition with Celtic star Leigh Griffiths.

The Gers have enjoyed an impressive first season under manager Mark Warburton, and currently sit eight points clear at the top of the Scottish Championship.

Many players have impressed for Rangers this season, with Wes Foderingham, James Taverneir, Rob Kiernan, Jason Holt and Barrie McKay all producing on a regular basis - but much of the praise will go to striker Martyn Waghorn.

The former Sunderland and Leicester City striker joined the Gers from Wigan Athletic over the summer, and whilst he had shown some promise during his time in England, few could have expected him to score so many goals at Rangers.

With 27 goals in 32 games, Waghorn has been nothing short of a goal machine at Ibrox, and fans have been debating whether he is in fact better than Celtic's Leigh Griffiths.

Griffiths has smashed 29 goals in 36 games for Celtic, and the two sets of supporters have been arguing over who is the better player throughout the season - but Waghorn has told the Rangers official website that he isn't focused on any competition with Griffiths.

"There are a lot of things going on about the competition but my job is a different job to his," said Waghorn. "He’s in the Premier League, I’m down here doing my job for Rangers and he’s doing his for Celtic. He’s doing well for them but I’m doing well for Rangers as well."

"So he’s got different aims and objectives for his personal season and I’ve got mine – I want to get Rangers promoted and I want to get as far in the cups," he added.

Who will score more goals this season, Griffiths or Waghorn?

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