Ipswich should try to replicate Waghorn success by moving for £250k Rangers outcast Joe Dodoo

Joe Dodoo of Rangers arrives at the stadium prior to the Ladbrokes Scottish Premiership match between Celtic and Rangers at Celtic Park on March 12, 2017 in Glasgow, Scotland.

Ipswich Town previously signed Martyn Waghorn from Rangers and enjoyed great success.

Joe Dodoo of Rangers reacts during the William Hill Scottish Cup semi-final match between Celtic and Rangers at Hampden Park on April 23, 2017 in Glasgow, Scotland.

Ipswich Town should try to replicate their success of signing Martyn Waghorn by moving for another Rangers player in Joe Dodoo, who has found himself out of favour at Ibrox.

The Tractor Boys will be looking to bounce back next season following their relegation to League One.


Manager Paul Lambert has already suggested he isn’t keen to make several loan signings this summer, therefore his potential targets could be young players out of favour elsewhere and with potential to grow.


Scotland has often been an attractive market for Championship and League One clubs to poach potential bargains, and Ipswich found one in 2017 in former Rangers striker Martyn Waghorn.

The 29-year-old found himself out of favour at Ibrox and joined Ipswich on a two-year deal. He netted 16 league goals in his debut campaign at Portman Road, prompting a switch to Derby County last summer.

Dodoo is another player who started his career in England, coming through the Leicester City youth team, before moving to Rangers in a £250,000 deal in 2016.

Martyn Waghorn of Ipswich Town during the Sky Bet Championship match between Ipswich Town and Leeds United at Portman Road on January 13, 2018 in Ipswich, England.

The 25-year-old, however, has since returned to have loan spells at Charlton Athletic and Blackpool. During this past season at Blackpool, he showed plenty of promise, with Tangerines manager Terry McPhillips describing him as phenomenal following a 3-0 win over Burton Albion.

Ipswich need another wide player or two this summer. Dodoo has had an up-and-down career so far, yet he still has his best years ahead of him and manager Paul Lambert has a knack of getting the best out of players.

New signing James Norwood will need service from wide areas if he is to replicate his 32-goal haul during Tranmere Rovers’ League Two promotion, and Dodoo could help supply that.

Rangers would probably be happy to offload him, and for Ipswich he would represent a cheap gamble with potentially big rewards.

Blackpool's Joe Dodoo (partially hidden) scores his side's third goal during the Sky Bet League One match between Blackpool and Burton Albion at Bloomfield Road on November 24, 2018 in...

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