Lovenkrands: 26-year-old goal machine is the solution for Rangers
By Will Butcher
Former Rangers player Peter Lovenkrands believes his ex-clubs do not need a new striker this month as Martyn Waghorn is more than capable of leading his side’s attack.
The 26-year-old has been used in a rotation system by manager Mark Warburton this season, with Joe Garner and Joe Dodoo also looking to spearhead the Gers’ attack.
Posting on his personal Twitter account, Lovenkrands argued that Waghorn needs to be played more after scoring 28 goals last season after being asked if the Gers need a new forward .
Agree mate a 20 goal a season striker is a must bt who on our budget? Defender is a worry big time ????⚪????
— Sam83 (@Topchef1983) January 10, 2017
Waghorn scored 28 goals last season would have got over 30 if not injured, so we know he can do it if he get played! https://t.co/xpBiR1thKM
— Peter Lovenkrands (@lovenkrands11) January 10, 2017
Last term, the former Leicester goal machine hit 28 goals in just 36 league and cup appearances as the 54-time Scottish champions finally returned to the top flight after their financial collapse.
However, the Gers are still someway off Old Firm rivals Celtic as they sit in second and 19 points off Brendan Rodgers’ side who look set to win their 48th domestic title.
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Starting just 11 of the Gers’ 28 league and cup games, Lovenkrands believes Waghorn deserves more of a chance to lead the line for Warburton’s side.
In his 20 league and cup appearances, Waghorn has had a hand in 14 goals with 10 of those strikes being scored by himself including a hat-trick against Queen of the South.
In other Rangers news, this international winger is closing in on a move to Ibrox.