By Dominic Toner

Rangers talisman Martyn Waghorn is desperate for the start of the new Scottish Premiership season following his side’s return to the top-flight.

Waghorn played a crucial role for the Scottish giants as they clinched promotion as champions, but his attention is firmly on the upcoming season.

The 26-year-old has revealed that he can’t wait for the new season to get underway and end Celtic’s dream of a sixth consecutive title.

“I am ready, I am hungry, I am feeling really good and desperate to get the season started,” he told the Rangers website. “We want to be number one and I am going to do everything I can to get there.

“I don’t feel any pressure to replicate last season but I put pressure on myself.”

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.

However in his first season with Rangers he had his most prolific goalscoring campaign to date and will be hoping to replicate that form in the Scottish top-flight.

The striker has represented his national side England at both under-19 and under-21 level, with goals against Azerbaijan and Israel to his name.

Boss Mark Warburton has already added the likes of Joey Barton, Niko Kranjcar and Jordan Rossiter to his squad, as they look to rival Celtic who picked up their fifth successive championship last season.

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