Rangers star Barrie McKay believes Martyn Waghorn's injury was moment hopes of opening day win ended

Barry McKay celebrates with James Tavernier after scoring the second goal for Rangers

Mark Warburton's Glasgow Rangers side could only draw 1-1 with Hamilton at Ibrox.

Barry McKay celebrates with James Tavernier after scoring the second goal for RangersBarrie McKay

Barrie McKay has told Rangers' official website that the moment that Martyn Waghorn had to go off due to injury was the moment that the side's hopes of picking up a win on the opening day of the season ended.

The Gers had to settle for a share of the points after Waghorn scored just after the hour-mark to cancel out Ali Crawford's wonderful opener for the away side. 

Rangers' Martyn Waghorn (L) in action with Kilmarnock's Steven SmithMartyn Waghorn

But it is perhaps a case of what may have been for Mark Warburton's men as they finished the final 10 minutes with 10 men as Waghorn limped off with a suspected hamstring strain after the Light Blues had already made their three substitutions.

And McKay has suggested that it was the moment that Waghorn came off that ended their chances of turning the game right right around.

Burnley's Tendayi Darikwa in action with Rangers' Barrie McKayMcKay

"We're really disappointed. We felt as if we dominated the game, but Waggy going off at the end killed our momentum. We still created quite a few chances with 10 men, and still looked likely to go on and win, but unfortunately we couldn't do it," he told the club's official website.

With a long season ahead, it seems likely that Warburton will be more concerned about whether he will be without last season's top goalscorer for a sizeable period of time than he will about the result itself.

All teams are going to drop points in games that they should be expecting to win beforehand, but Warburton will know that their chances of bagging their first win of the campaign will be dealt a blow if Waghorn is missing for any number of games. 

Rangers manager Mark WarburtonRangers manager Mark Warburton

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