Waghorn delivers verdict on life at Rangers under Caixinha, criticises ex-chief Warburton
By Matt Farr
Rangers attacker Martyn Waghorn his criticised former manager Mark Warburton for making them ‘overplay.’
Warburton was dismissed from his post at Ibrox in February with the Scottish club falling behind in the title race, but there have already been signs of improvement under new boss Pedro Caixinha.
The Portuguese has yet to taste defeat from his four games in charge at Ibrox, having introduced a slicker, more direct style of play.
But Waghorn believes the attacking players in the Rangers camp will enjoy their new playing style under Caixinha, criticising Warburton for his less aggressive approach.
He told the Scottish Sun: “I think at times we did try and overplay. The manager wants us, when we play through lines to stay through lines, and attack the box as quickly as we can.
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“As a striker, it is nice to know we are going to be getting the ball in the box and get chances. So, it’s a better, quicker, direct style of play which all the forward boys are going to enjoy.”
Waghorn looks certain to benefit from the style change on an individual level, having been handed new-found confidence and belief by Caixinha.
The 27-year-old forward has started all four of Rangers’ games under the Portuguese, scoring one goal and supplying two assists.
He had endured a frustrating start to the campaign under Warburton, hitting the back of the net on just three occasions in the Scottish Premiership between August and the end of February.
But the much-maligned Rangers player has now contributed 15 goals and six assists from 34 appearances in all competitions since the start of the campaign.