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Rangers hitman Waghorn is targeting top spot in goal charts

By Andy Newport

Published 13/02/2016

Rangers' Martyn Waghorn
Rangers' Martyn Waghorn

Rangers marksman Martyn Waghorn thinks he can still pip Leigh Griffiths to become Britain's top scorer - but he does not think there is much point comparing him with the Celtic striker.

The Ibrox forward became the first man in the UK to net 25 goals this season last month.

But while he has netted just twice more since then, Parkhead frontman Griffiths has grabbed the initiative and now leads the way on 29.

Waghorn though believes the title is still there for him to snatch - even if he claims he has a different job to do than his Hoops rival.

He said: "It would be good to finish as Britain's top goalscorer and I don't see why I couldn't.

"There are a lot of other fantastic players across the country but I'll just keep doing my job and the goals are a real bonus to me. There are a lot of things being said about the competition between Leigh and I.

"But I've got a different job to his.

"He is in the Premier League, I'm in the Championship.

"I'm doing my job for Rangers, he's doing his for Celtic.

"We've each got our own personal objectives.

"Mine is about getting Rangers promoted.

"I came here with the mindset of scoring goals but it wasn't my first priority - that was to get Rangers back to where they belong.

"Is the comparison fair? My job is different.

"My job is playing out wide and through the middle.

"I'm doing a job for the team and so is he.

"That's what you've got to do."

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