Former Rangers attacker Martyn Waghorn has claimed that the Glasgow club are in good form ahead of their Old Firm clash against Celtic on Sunday and has wished his old side the best of luck.
Waghorn, 28, left Ibrox to sign for Ipswich in the summer transfer window when Pedro Caixinha oversaw a mass exodus of players that Mark Warburton had signed.
The English forward has been in stunning form this season for Ipswich, scoring 12 goals and supplying 10 assists in 34 appearances across all competitions.
He scored twice in Tuesday night’s 2-1 win against Sheffield Wednesday and after the game he told Sky Sports News presenter and Rangers supporter Jim White that he hopes to see his former club triumph in the Old Firm for the first time since their promotion to the Scottish Premiership this weekend.
“Great to get back to back away wins! Good luck to Rangers this weekend. Been in good form, set up for a great game at Ibrox,” said Waghorn, as quoted by White on his personal Twitter account.
Good result for @Official_ITFC tonight – double goal scorer Martyn Waghorn tells me : "Great to get back to back away wins! Good luck to @RangersFC this weekend. Been in good form, set up for a great game at Ibrox."
— Jim White (@JimWhite) March 6, 2018
Waghorn made 78 appearances in all competitions for Rangers and scored 44 goals.
Football Insider verdict
It’s clear that Waghorn still likes to see how his former club gets along. His two year spell at Ibrox saw him have very mixed fortunes, but ultimately he was one of the best signings that Warburton had made. The 28-year-old was on fire when the Gers won the Scottish Championship title and did a half-decent job last season on the club’s return to the Premiership. Waghorn’s form this season has been very good and there may be some regrets among the Light Blues hierarchy over his sale, but the club’s attacking prowess is far more lethal now that he has gone.