Crisis hit English club cut losses on £8m former Rangers striker; deal confirmed
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Ex-Rangers striker Martyn Waghorn "delighted" to join Championship outfit

Former Rangers striker Martyn Waghorn has joined Coventry City ahead of their Championship campaign next season.

The ex-Ibrox forward, 31, has signed a two-year deal with the Sky Blues and joins the club on a free after three years with crisis hit Derby County.

“We’re delighted to welcome Martyn to Coventry City,” said Coventry manager Mark Robins [CCFC].

“Martyn brings with him undoubted quality and pedigree, as well as much experience in the Championship.


“His versatility too will add to the attacking options that we have at the Club and he’ll no doubt be an important influence in the dressing room too.

“We’re very pleased that Martyn has agreed to join the Sky Blues and look forward to working with him.”

Waghorn himself took to Twitter to express his delight regarding the move whilst also thanking Derby County for his time at the club.

Waghorn joined Rangers from Wigan Athletic back in 2015 alongside current captain James Tavernier after Mark Warburton took over at Ibrox.

The striker managed an impressive 20 Scottish Championship goals in his first season to fire the Gers to the Scottish top flight but Waggy struggled to hit those heights in the Premiership.

Sold to Ipswich Town for a reported fee of around £1m when Pedro Caixinha came into the club in 2017, then Tractor Boys manager Mick McCarthy claimed he was astounded the Gers let the forward leave on the cheap [Glasgow Times].

In total Martyn Waghorn played 78 times for Rangers, scoring 44 goals and laying on 17 assists. (Photo by Mark Runnacles/Getty Images)

Waggy would then net Ipswich Town a tidy profit when Derby County came calling only one season later, the striker moving on a structured deal worth up to £8m [Sky Sports].

Whilst this former Rangers striker is on the move, Ibrox gaffer Steven Gerrard appeared to indirectly play down the suggestion a current Gers star is set to leave.

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