By Dominic Toner
Martyn Waghorn delivered another memorable performance for Rangers despite speculation over his future – and supporters paid tribute on Twitter to his clinical touch in front of goal.
The 26-year-old forward score twice in a 3-0 victory against Stranraer in the Scottish League Cup on Monday.
Since then Tavernier has committed his future to Rangers and signed a contract extension at the club, whereas Waghorn has yet to settle his future and his current contract expires in 2018.
The forward had an excellent 2015-16 season, topping the Rangers’ scoring charts with 20 in the league and 28 in all competitions.
Waghorn previously had spells in English football, most notably at Leicester City and Wigan Athletic during his earlier years.
Despite the uncertainty surrounding his future the supporters were thrilled with his performance in the Cup and expressed their delight on Twitter.
Joey Barton bossing it.Niko Kranjcar strolling it.Wee Barrie owning it.Martyn Waghorn doing it.#itsallabouttheRangers
— jim pirie (@spireblue56) July 25, 2016
Martyn Waghorn is on fire 🔥
— Lee (@strxchxn) July 25, 2016
@MWaghorn33 is hands down the best striker in Scotland
— Ⓜ️ (@MarcGillies) July 25, 2016
If Martyn Waghorn was in an explosion and all that remained of him was his left boot, he’d still score 20+ goals in Scotland
— Martyn Armstrong (@MKA97FTM) July 25, 2016
actually love with Martyn Waghorn 😍
— Eilidh (@EiliddhCameron) July 25, 2016
The forward will begin the new season as a Rangers player and will be hoping to replicate his form in front of goal in the Scottish Premiership, after the club eased to promotion last season.
In other Rangers team news, their new signing Joe Dodoo insists he is not at the club to sit on the bench.