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30th Dec, 2016 | 8:02pm

Chris Sutton: This is the player Mark Warburton should play against Celtic, praises Rangers ace

By Amir Mir

Chris Sutton has praised Martyn Waghorn’s goalscoring ability and stated he would start the Rangers centre-forward against Celtic.

The Old Firm rivals meet on Saturday afternoon at Ibrox in what is expected to be a highly charged atmosphere in Glasgow.

Waghorn appeared as a late substitute during the Gers 1-1 draw against St Johnstone on Wednesday, with manager Mark Warburton opting to start Joe Garner.

The attacking duo, if selected to start at the weekend, will be looking to make their mark and inflict a first defeat on Brend Rodgers side.

Ahead of the mouthwatering encounter, former Celtic Striker Sutton explained why he prefers Waghorn over summer signing Garner.

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“Mark Warburton should play Martyn Waghorn as a centre-forward,” Sutton told BT Sport. “The one thing Waghorn has got is that he’s got goals in him and you actually feel when he plays as a centre-forward he’s going to nick a goal.

“When Joe Garner plays as a centre-forward I don’t feel that way.”

Warburton purchased Garner from Championship side Preston North End in the summer, with the striker signing a three-year deal.

He has scored three goals in 17 Scottish Premiership games, including supplying two assists as he has failed to adjust to life in Scotland.

By contrast, his teammate, Waghorn, has the same amount of goals in 14 league games, but the former Leicester City play did find the net on seven occasions during ten Scottish League Cup games.

More positively, Waghorn has scored two goals and supplied one assist during his last two starts for the Ibrox club.

In other Rangers team news, Former Celtic Striker Chris Sutton has mocked the Gers ahead of the Old Firm derby.