New Ipswich Town signing Martyn Waghorn: My best is yet to come

Martyn Waghorn has scored 44 goals in two seasons for Rangers. Photo: PA

Martyn Waghorn has scored 44 goals in two seasons for Rangers. Photo: PA - Credit: PA Wire/PA Images

New Ipswich Town signing Martyn Waghorn feels his best football is still to come.

The Blues revealed earlier today that they had inked the 27-year-old to a two year deal after he opted to join the Portman Road outfit from Rangers.

While the fee is officially undisclosed, it’s thought the deal is worth up to £1m. He joins fellow former Rangers striker Joe Garner – who scored the winner in his debut on Saturday - in the Blues’ frontline.

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Waghorn, a former England under 21 international, said: “I know about all the history of Ipswich and watched the club when they were in Europe. I know what a good club it is so it’s a great opportunity for me.

“I was at Sunderland’s Academy and was a ballboy at games when he (Mick McCarthy) was manager there so I know all about the manager here as well. He’s achieved a lot in the game and I’m grateful to him for giving me the chance to come here and play games.

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“It’s an exciting move for me. You get a fresh buzz when you join a new club. That’s how I feel. It’s a new start and I’m really looking forward to it.

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“I’m 27 and feel I’m coming into my prime now and feel my best football is yet to come.

“I know some of the lads already, Garns (Garner) from Rangers, Emyr (Huws). They are good players. There is a good squad here.

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“I have played regularly over the last few years and scored a few goals. I know about the Championship.

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“I played in a couple of play-offs so hopefully I can bring that experience and kick on here and help Ipswich have a good season and have some success here.”

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