SCOTTISH PREMIER: Mark Warburton sweats on Rangers strike Martyn Waghorn injury

Rangers' Michael O'Halloran shoots for goal against Hamilton
Rangers' Michael O'Halloran shoots for goal against Hamilton
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Rangers boss Mark Warburton is praying his early-season plans have not been wrecked by an injury to Martyn Waghorn.

Rangers' goal scorer Martyn Waghorn goes off the field injured

Rangers' goal scorer Martyn Waghorn goes off the field injured

Last term’s top scorer looked like he was ready to carry on where he left off when he drew the Ibrox side level against Hamilton on the opening day of the Ladbrokes Premiership campaign.

But he was forced off eight minutes from the end of the frustrating 1-1 draw with Accies after collapsing to the ground clutching his hamstring.

The 26-year-old striker has already hit four Betfred Cup goals this season, and Warburton is keeping his fingers crossed the problem does not turn out to be as bad as first feared.

“We will need to see how he is, but it looks like a hamstring injury,” the Englishman said. “He is being treated but we will need to see how he presents in the morning.

“Martyn is a goalscorer but you don’t want to lose any player to injury.

“It’s too early to tell how bad it is, though, so we will see (on Sunday).”