By Danny Wright
Scunthorpe manager Graham Alexander went on a personal scouting mission to watch Rangers’ Martyn Waghorn at Ibrox on Wednesday, according to a report.
The Scottish Sun claims that the English League One club’s manager is interested in signing the Light Blues attacker in the summer.
It is understood that Scunthorpe will not find Pedro Caixinha too hard to deal with once his asking price is met as the Gers boss looks to make wholesale changes to his squad over the summer.
Waghorn, 27, will have surely impressed Alexander as he came off the bench to score in the 2-1 defeat to Aberdeen.
He was introduced at half-time in place of Joe Dodoo and bagged his 16th goal of the campaign in what was his 40th appearance in all competitions.
The Scottish Sun reports that Waghorn’s contract at Rangers will expire at the end of next season which means that teams can approach him on pre-contract terms in January 2018.
The former England Under-21 international arrived at Ibrox in 2015 after a spell at Wigan.
His career has also seen him turn out for Sunderland, Leicester and Hull.
Scunthorpe will endure another year in League One next season having lost to Millwall in the iplay-off semi-finals and It is understood that Waghorn is being eyed up by Alexander to help take the Irons back to the Championship.
Football Insider Verdict
No player at Ibrox this season has scored more goals in all competitions than Waghorn, which means that it would be a huge decision for Caixinha if he wants to let him go. The 27-year-old was vital in helping the Light Blues return to the Scottish Premiership and has continued to supply a steady flow of goals this term. Since the Portuguese manager took charge, Waghorn has been one of few players to feature in every single game of his tenure which means that he could still have a role to play next season. Scunthorpe are perhaps a team that are slightly below his station but a poor campaign for Rangers as a whole could have an impact on who eyes up their players in the summer.
In other Rangers news, Chris Sutton has not held back in his latest comments about Caixinha.