RANGERS today off-loaded unwanted striker Martyn Waghorn to Ipswich Town for an undisclosed fee.

Reports North of the Border this morning suggested that the fee that Blues manager Mick McCarthy was paying was £1million, however the contacts close to the club are putting the figure at a more realistic fee of £250,000.

Waghorn was left out of the Rangers squad that opened their league campaign with a hard fought 2-1 victory at Motherwell yesterday as the transfer was being worked on.

The 27 year old passed a medical this morning and went on to sign a 2 year contract for Ipswich, where he will wear the number 9 shirt.


Waghorn will be re-united with old Ibrox buddy Joe Garner who joined Ipswich easier in the summer after his move to Ibrox from Preston failed to work out The two former Rangers frontmen will face competition from David McGoldrick and Freddie Sears for first team football.

The new Ipswich striker hopes to make his debut tomorrow in the Carabao Cup away to Luton. Waghorn started his career at Sunderland before moving to Leicester where he was had loan spells at Hull, Millwall and Wigan.

In 2015  Mark Warburton brought him to Rangers after the former Brentford boss was brought in to try to get the Ibrox side out of the Scottish second tier division, the Championship. Rangers had reached the play-offs the previous season but were humiliated 6-1 by Motherwell.

Waghorn had a tremendous record from the penalty spot in his first season at Ibrox converting more times than any other player in Scottish football.

When Ipswich get penalties, the hugely experienced, Waghorn will be the man to stick the ball in the back of the net.

Waghorn won no major honours in Scottish football but did help the Ibrox side reach the Premiership in his first season at the club.



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