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8th Mar, 2017 | 5:57pm

Peter Lovenkrands identifies why Waghorn has improved since Warburton left Rangers

By Harvey Byrne

Former Rangers ace Peter Lovenkrands believes Martyn Waghorn’s lack of goals earlier in the campaign came due to a lack of playing time.

The 27-year-old forward started the season in impressive form with eight goals in his first seven matches in all competitions.

However, he then went on a run between September and February which saw him net just twice in 17 outings.

But, since Mark Warburton’s departure in February Waghorn has bagged four goals in his last five appearances and Lovenkrands believes he has been helped by more on pitch action.

“We know Waggy (Waghorn) can score goals,” started Lovenkrands speaking on the official Rangers podcast.

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“He proved last year when he had 28 goals and could have had over 30 had he not been injured.

“This season as well he’s in double figures and doing well. It’s all about that. We know he’ll get goals, but he needs game time and that was the problem before.

“Now he’s been having game time he’s been scoring goals.”

Waghorn made the switch to Glasgow in the summer of 2015 from English side Wigan.

In his first season at the club he scored a brilliant 28 goals while providing eight in 36 outings in all competitions.

He played a huge part in helping Rangers return to the Premiership and in the current campaign he has scored 14 and provided six in 29 encounters in all competitions.

It is thought that Waghorn will be key once again this season as the Gers eye up second place and with one-year left on his current contract he will also be keen to impress.

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