Martyn Waghorn responds to Rangers tweet, praises former star
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Martyn Waghorn responds to Rangers tweet to praise Lovenkrands

Martyn Waghorn has taken to Twitter to praise fellow former Rangers striker Peter Lovenkrands after the club shared his Scottish Cup-winning goal from 2002.

The Gers have been posting a ‘goal of the day’ ever since the suspension of football in mid-March and on Monday afternoon, Lovenkrands’ famous effort resurfaced.

With the scores tied at 2-2 in the closing stages at Hampden, Neil McCann broke down the left and whipped in an inch-perfect cross which the Danish forward headed past Celtic ‘keeper Douglas.

The goal sparked scenes of wild celebration in the stands and on the touchline and is fondly remembered to this day.


It’s a goal Waghorn – who played for the club between 2015 and 2017 – clearly also holds in high regard.

Writing on Twitter in response to the video, he asked ‘goal of the day or one of the best ever?’, before tagging Lovenkrands.

The Gers development coach clearly appreciated the comment and replied with the fist and blue heart emojis.

Waghorn was popular with the Ibrox faithful during his stint in Glasgow – popularity he has retained by remaining relatively vocal in his support for the club on social media ever since he returned to England.

Just like the current Gers players, Waghorn, who now plays for Derby County, is in limbo amid the global health crisis.

Former Rangers striker Martyn Waghorn is congratulated by Wayne Rooney after netting against Barnsley in January 2020. (Photo by James Williamson – AMA/Getty Images)

The EFL are currently looking at ways to resume the 2019/20 campaign but are awaiting an update from the government before setting firm plans.

The Rams currently sit 12th in the Championship, while Waghorn has netted 12 times in 41 appearances to date this season.

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