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Rangers sign Wigan duo James Tavernier and Martyn Waghorn

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Rangers have announced the signing of James Tavernier and Martyn Waghorn from English League One outfit Wigan. The pair have been handed three year deals following medicals.

The 25-year-old Waghorn, had spells with Sunderland, Hull, Charlton, Millwall and Leicester before moving to Wigan 18 months ago, where he scored eight times in 41 appearances.

The lure of both Mark Warburton and assistant David Weir was vital to Waghorn’s decision to move north of the border, according to the striker.

He said: “I know the way they played with Brentford having played against them a few times. I hadn’t really met them on a personal level, but when I sat down with them and they got across their ideas and how they want to play, it was brilliant.

“It’s exactly how I want to play and how I see my football going. It was a no-brainer. I see myself being here for the long-term. The club has been through its troubles, but hopefully it is now on the right way. We have a good gaffer in and a good set of coaches.

“It’s a project, and with the players he has brought in there is only one way the club is going to go and that’s forward. So I’m really proud, really pleased, and grateful to be a part of it. Hopefully I can bring my best and do my best for the club.”

James Tavernier, started his career at Newcastle, before loan spells with Gateshead, Carlisle, MK Dons, Sheffield Wednesday, Shrewsbury, Rotherham and Bristol City.

The right back added: “Rangers are a massive club and as soon as there was interest there was no thinking about it. It is a great opportunity to play up here and the recognition that you can get playing for Rangers is huge.

“You get different kinds of pressure with a promotion race, some lads feel it in different ways, and for me I like to play with a bit of pressure, it always makes me perform better and I enjoy it.”

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Andy Muirhead is the Editor of Scotzine and the Scottish Football fanzine FITBA. He is the Scottish Football columnist for The Morning Star and has written for a number of other publications including ESPN, Huffington Post UK, BT Life's a Pitch and has had his work featured in the Daily Record, The Scotsman and the Daily Mail.

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