FORMER Rangers striker Martyn Waghorn took his goal tally to seven in Ipswich’s 2-1 win against Burton Albion.

The Ibrox reject, sold for £500,000 by Pedro Caixinha in the summer, grabbed a second-half equaliser to help Mick McCarthy’s side end a run of three consecutive Championship defeats.

Astonishingly, it also equalled Burton’s goal total for 14 league games this season.

Ben Turner had given Nigel Clough’s men the lead just before the hour mark before Waghorn’s response in the 66th minute.

Substitute Bersant Celina hit the winner for the visitors with an 89th-minute free-kick past former Motherwell loan keeper Conor Ripley and earned praise from the Portman Road gaffer.

A delighted McCarthy said: “The fans all love him. He goes on and he scores the goal and he’s the hero. Fabulous.

“It’s not his type of game where you are winning headers, fighting and scrapping.

“However, with 10 minutes to go, it’s a good time to score and a wonderful finish.

“There were some other heroes out there that kept the score down. They enabled him to do that. And good luck to him.”

Burton boss Clough moaned: “It feels very, very harsh to lose that game on the balance of play and the chances we created.

“We scored a goal and we haven’t done that in five-and-a-half games, so that was a bonus, but we should have scored more than one.

“We had some great situations, but, in the end, we didn’t manage to make chances out of them.

“There is an element of things just not dropping for us at the moment.”


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