The Rams ace scored a hat-trick against the Brewers in their pre-season friendly.
A number of Derby County fans have taken to Twitter to comment on Martyn Waghorn’s hat-trick and impressive performance in Saturday’s pre-season friendly against Burton Albion, to the Rams claiming the Bass Charity Vase trophy with a 5-2 triumph.
The Pride Park outfit opened the scoring on 16 minutes as former Rangers star Waghorn converted on the rebound after Kieran Dowell’s initial effort was parried by ex-Rams goalkeeper Stephen Bywater.
Burton found an equaliser through John Brayford but Waghorn edged Phillip Cocu’s side back in front in the 28th minute with a powerful 25-yard effort, before completing his hat-trick by heading home Jayden Bogle’s delivery before the break.
Mason Bennett and Scott Fraser added goals for Derby and Burton respectively before Rams youngster Max Bird’s effort with virtually the last kick of the game completed the scoring and added gloss to the scoreline.
Whilst it was a good team performance, the match ball belonged to the hat-trick hero and a number of Derby fans took to social media to express their delight at what they’d seen:
Golden boot incoming— Kyle Guest (@Kyleguest) July 20, 2019
announce promotion and waghorn ballon d’or— will stanier (@wwill_stan) July 20, 2019
Just give him the golden boot now— Cam (@DCFC_Cam) July 20, 2019
Give him the golden boot now lads x— Chris Thompson (@c_thompson001) July 20, 2019
Absolute snip— Mitch Handley (@MMMMitchy) July 20, 2019
Three from waghorn . SO WHY WASNT HE IN WEMBLEY GAME FROM START— Black sheep (@Biggles1954) July 20, 2019
And now a assist, what can’t this man do— ً (@dcfctyler) July 20, 2019
post match thoughts— Jacob Hackett (@jhackett__) July 20, 2019
• Evans at CB isn’t a bad option
• Dowell looks quality ✅
• Waghorn’s on fire
• Played good football against a compact, competent side
• Made it look easy
~ New GK, CM, and winger needed.
❌ Still conceding from simple crosses.
Our fans thought exactly the same and are still talking about it. Waghorn and Marriott should have started, although there were fitness issues with both. To put Bennett up front on his own proved to be a mistake. He’d been great off the bench all season!— Julie King (@juliek1712) July 20, 2019
Remember when #dcfc didn’t start Waghorn in the play off final?— Bernard Paulson (@footybernard) July 20, 2019
I’m not getting over excited because it’s pre season and it’s all about fitness but that was a decent first half. Dowell looks like a good signing, Zoon has upped his game and Waghorn is unstoppable up top. All good signs so far and still some to come back and come in. UTR!— Julie King (@juliek1712) July 20, 2019
Waghorn made 44 appearances last season following his arrival at Pride Park in the summer and went on to score 14 goals and claim 4 assists in 44 appearances, according to Transfermarkt.