Waghorn: Rangers have transformed my career

By Craig Turnbull

Rangers striker Martyn Waghorn says the club have helped him transform his career.

Waghorn has been nominated for the PFA Scottish Championship player of the year – along side team-mate Lee Wallace and Hibernian duo John McGinn and Jason Cummings – after scoring 20 league goals and helping Rangers to the title.

The former Wigan attacker, who’s been sidelined since February with a knee injury but is hoping to get back before the end of the season, admitted his career was “floundering” after spells in the lower leagues of England with Hull, Millwall and Wigan but is back on track at the Light Blues.

“I wouldn’t say Rangers have saved my career but I think they’ve transformed it to be honest. Playing in front of 50,000 a week gives you a real buzz,” he said.

“I’ve relished that, I’ve craved it and I look forward to every Saturday, putting on the kit and getting out on the park.

“For some people, it’s too much for them, but I’ve absolutely loved every single minute of it – the challenges, the pressure and performing.

“I couldn’t have done it without the boys; they’ve been absolutely fantastic. I’ve got a lot to thank them for, for being in this position right now.”

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