Date: 20th September 2017 at 7:30am
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By Harvey Byrne

Former striker Martyn Waghorn has sent his congratulations to goalkeeper Jak Alnwick and youngster Ross McCrorie after they helped Rangers to a Scottish League Cup victory over Partick Thistle on Tuesday evening.

The Ibrox giants took the lead in the match just after half time with summer signing Carlos Pena scoring his first goal in his first start for the club.

However, a last minute goal from Kris Doolan meant that Pedro Caixinha’s side were taking to extra time where goals from Daniel Candeias and Eduardo Herrera were needed in the 3-1 win.

Goalkeeper Alnwick started the match and completed the full 120 minutes for the club, while 19-year-old McCrorie came off the bench to make his first appearance for Rangers.

Many were impressed with the pairs performances and that includes former striker Waghorn, who departed Ibrox earlier in the summer, as he singled out both via his personal Twitter account after the match on Tuesday evening.

Waghorn, 27, spent two years at Rangers and will have been aware of McCrorie in the youth ranks, while he was also at Sunderland at the same time as Alnwick between 2005 and 2008.

After leaving the Gers for English Championship side Ipswich he has also since impressed, scoring four goals in his first six matches in all competitions and Rangers fans will surely wish him the best as he is so clearly still keeping his eye on the Ibrox giants.

In other Rangers news, a BBC pundit has blasted the current Gers team.

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