Former Rangers striker Martyn Waghorn has been released by Coventry City just days after their playoff heartbreak.

Ex-Gers players have been going through mixed fortunes during the Football League playoffs.

For instance, Josh Windass made himself a hero by scoring a last-gasp extra-time winner for Sheffield Wednesday against Barnsley on Monday.

Joe Garner clinched promotion from League Two with Carlisle United some six years since leaving Ibrox.

Whilst Windass and Garner came out on the winning sides of their games, Waghorn’s Coventry City fell short at Wembley.

The Sky Blues lost on penalties to Luton Town, missing out on a return to the Premier League.

Waghorn wasn’t involved though; the 33-year-old spent the second half of last season on loan at Huddersfield Town having fallen out of favour.

Waghorn will surely have been cheering on the Sky Blues anyway, but he has now become a casualty from their defeat.

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Ex-Rangers striker Martyn Waghorn released by Coventry City

Coventry have announced their retained list today with Waghorn one of a number of players let go.

This always looked likely given Waghorn’s January loan move but it now confirmed that he will become a free agent.

Waghorn joined Coventry in 2021 having come to the end of his Derby County contract.

Just two goals in 42 games wasn’t the best record though and Coventry clearly felt that his time was up.

Waghorn’s record for Rangers was decent, scoring 44 times in 78 games.

The goals continued to flow as he hit double figures in his next three campaigns following a 2017 departure from Rangers.

However, the last few years have been difficult for Waghorn and the goals have really dried up.

Now well into his 30’s, Waghorn finds himself without a club heading into the summer transfer window.

Rangers certainly won’t be bringing him back to Glasgow but maybe we will see a Scottish club take a chance on Waghorn and attempt to get him firing once again.

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