By Will Butcher
Rangers fans would love to see the back of Martyn Waghorn even though the powerful striker found the back of the net on Wednesday night.
Pedro Caixinha’s side suffered a 2-1 loss to Aberdeen at Ibrox, with Graeme Shinnie and Ryan Christie finding the back of the net for the Dons.
Former Leicester striker Waghorn was brought on at half-time in the Scottish Premiership fixture, and latched on to a Josh Windass pass to chip Joe Lewis and give the Gers hope.
The 27-year-old now has 16 goals in 40 league and cup appearances this season for the 54-time Scottish champions, but only seven in the top flight of Scottish football.
Rangers fans have urged their club to sell Waghorn despite his impressive cameo role against Derek McInnes’s side – with some claiming he is lacking quality and others ridiculing the big striker.
Here is a selection of their messages on Twitter:
— BISH (@CBISH12) May 17, 2017
Martyn Waghorn scored… pic.twitter.com/DEK906hd8Z
— ????????♂️ (@lil_hodson) May 17, 2017
Martyn Waghorn reminds me of the time i lost my virginity and spent a year running round in circles trying to find it
— darren. (@Dazorla) May 17, 2017
Kiernan, Toral, Sendross, Halliday, Waghorn, Tavernier, Holt, Garner, MoH, Forrester & Windass
Sell -Due to attitude and/or lack of ability
— Star of David RSC ???? (@telavivrangers) May 17, 2017
the jokes really on aberdeen tonight….letting waghorn score against them
— Sean Brady (@Braaaady_Boy) May 17, 2017
Tbf I thought Waghorn gave it everything when he came on. And pulled a lovely finish out of nowhere! Would still get rid tho
— Gordo (@kasabianite) May 17, 2017
Rangers’ number 33’s form is a far cry from last season’s exploits that saw him score 28 times in just 36 games, as well as laying on eight assists.
With a contract in Glasgow for another 12 months, Caixinha could be tempted to cash in now instead of losing him on a free at the end of his current deal.
In other Rangers news, fans have also reacted to the performance of Jon Toral on Twitter.