Rangers top scorer Martyn Waghorn refuses to rule himself out of Celtic tie

The striker says he is not definitely out of the Old Firm tie.

Rangers take on Celtic this weekend in a massive Scottish Cup semi-final tie.

The Old Firm rivalry has become rare in recent years due to Rangers’ expulsion from the Scottish Premiership. But this tie is set to be the precursor to a renewal of their rivalry in the top-flight of Scottish football after Rangers secured promotion to the Scottish Premiership earlier this month.

One man who has been key to their return is forward Martyn Waghorn.

The former Wigan and Leicester striker has been sensational for Rangers this season – scoring 28 goals in 34 games.

Unfortunately, he picked up a knee injury in a cup tie with Kilmarnock back in February and has not played since.

He has been ruled out of the Celtic tie by Rangers boss Mark Warburton but Waghorn is still hopeful that he can return in time.

Speaking to Sky Sports News HQ today (13/04/16) he stated:

“I wouldn’t say (I’m) definitely out (for the Celtic match). I’m going to see how the next few days go.

“Like I said I am working really hard and trying to do my best to change his (Warburton’s) mind.

“I’m still holding onto a little something aye.

“In terms of match sharpness (I’m) probably not (ready) no. I’ve been doing a lot of work with the physios, getting us as ready as I can.

“I’m going to see how the next couple of days go. Obviously it is a big game and I don’t want to risk anything but I’m going to see how I progress and we’ll see from there.”

Waghorn then is clearly holding out hope of a shock return to action in time to take on Celtic in the Old Firm clash.

The Ibrox faithful will no doubt he hoping that this does prove the case as his goal-scoring ability could prove vital against the current Scottish Premiership leaders.

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