Ferguson: Rangers 27-year-old can have no excuses for poor display v Celtic
By Harvey Byrne
Former Rangers midfielder Derek Ferguson believes current forward Martyn Waghorn can have no excuses for his poor display against Celtic on Sunday afternoon.
The Ibrox giants fought to a 1-1 draw against their fierce rivals at Celtic Park with a dramatic late equaliser from Clint Hill cancelling out a first half Stuart Armstrong effort.
The match was not without it’s chances for either side however and many felt that Waghorn squandered a couple of goal scoring opportunities.
The 27-year-old striker lasted 84 minutes before being brought off by Graeme Murty for Michael O’Halloran and Ferguson believed he played poorly, rating him a 5/10 in his post-match player ratings for the BBC Sport website.
“He missed two big chances and there’s no excuse for the first,” told Ferguson to BBC Sport.
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“In his position you’re judged on goals and he should be taking those chances.”
Waghorn has been in and out of form this season after a very impressive last campaign where he proved key in helping Rangers win promotion.
The striker has returned 14 goals and six assists in 30 appearances in all competitions this season, but just five of those strikes have come in the league from 22 outings.
Many sections of the Gers fan base will now be hoping Waghorn can rediscover his scoring boots under Pedro Caixinha as they aim for a second placed finish.
In other Rangers news, Josh Windass hailed the Gers support on Twitter after the game.