Martyn Waghorn has a theory why Rangers are winning so many penalties

Rangers are at the top of the Scottish Championship table at the moment.

Rangers striker Martyn Waghorn has explained to The Scottish Sun why his side are winning so many penalties at the moment.

Waghorn has scored 11 goals for the Gers so far this season, six of them coming from the penalty spot.


“I’ve never had six penalties in my career, never mind in the first few weeks of a season,” the 25-year-old told The Scottish Sun.

“That’s down to the boys’ attacking flair. They’re really relentless and when defenders get tired, it becomes hard for them not to dive in and give away free-kicks or penalties.

“I’ve been benefitting from that but that’s down to the hard work of my team-mates and the pressure we’ve been putting on other sides. I could get well into double figures on penalties alone — and that would be great.”

Rangers have been the best team in the Scottish Championship so far this season, and they are firm favourites to win the league title and gain automatic promotion to the Scottish Premiership.

The Gers are at the top of the league table at the moment with 21 points from seven matches, seven points clear of second-place Falkirk, who have a game in hand.

Mark Warburton’s side have played an attacking football and have scored as many as 24 goals in the league.

Rangers have been strong defensively as well, as they have conceded just four goals in seven Scottish Championship matches.

The Glasgow outfit will take on Greenock Morton away from home at Cappielow Park in the league on Sunday afternoon.

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