Rangers fans react on Twitter as Ipswich Town laud Martyn Waghorn

Rangers fans pour out of the stand onto the pitch as Alfredo Morelos of Rangers celebrates scoring the opening goal of the game with his team mates during the Ladbrokes Scottish...

Martyn Waghorn has now scored nine goals in 16 games after swapping Rangers for Ipswich Town in the summer.

Martyn Waghorn of Ipswich Town shoots at goal during the Sky Bet Championship match between Ipswich Town and Norwich City at Portman Road on October 22, 2017 in Ipswich, England.

With Alfredo Morelos extending his barren run into an eighth game in Rangers’ 2-0 home defeat to Hamilton last time out, Martyn Waghorn’s latest strike for Ipswich Town just applies a healthy dose of salt to the wounds.

Ipswich manager Mick McCarthy told the Daily Record in August that his side paid far less than the reported £1 million fee for Waghorn in the summer. And, on current form, the lung-busting frontman is worth far more than Rangers sold him for.

A well-taken goal in Wednesday’s 2-2 draw with Sheffield United means Waghorn has now netted nine times in 16 games for his new side – an impressive record that has Rangers supporters wondering why the club ever let him go.

Martyn Waghorn of Rangers reacts during the Scottish Premier League match between Rangers and Inverness Caledonian Thistle at Ibrox Stadium on December 24, 2016 in Glasgow, Scotland.

 

Nostalgia can do funny things to the mind, however, and it must be pointed out that many Rangers supporters were queuing up to criticise Waghorn’s performances on social media last season, particularly during the latter stages of the 2016/17 season.

Martyn Waghorn of Rangers celebrates after he scores from the penalty spot during the Scottish Cup Quarter final match between Rangers and Hamilton Academical at Ibrox Stadium on March 4,...

 

The 27-year-old was excellent as he helped Rangers earn promotion back to the top tier of Scottish football but struggled in the Premiership last season, netting just seven goals in 32 games.

And, at the time, few were wiping away the tears as Waghorn returned south of the border with Ipswich in the summer. But, then again, few expected Waghorn to make such a remarkable impression at Portman Road.

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