Reading and Wednesday eye Rangers hitman Waghorn

Pete O'Rourke
Martyn Waghorn: Linked with Championship duo

Reading and Sheffield Wednesday are eyeing moves for in-form Rangers forward Martyn Waghorn, sources have told

Waghorn became Britain’s leading goalscorer in all competitions last weekend with his hat-trick in the Scottish Cup win over Cowdenbeath taking him to 25 goals.

The 25-year-old has been a revelation for Rangers since joining the club last summer from Wigan Athletic and the striker’s form is spearheading Rangers’ bid to win promotion back to the Scottish Premiership.

Waghorn’s red-hot form in front of goal has not gone unnoticed south of the border with a number of Championship clubs keeping a watching brief on the former Sunderland and Leicester City man.

Reading and Sheffield Wednesday are both in the market for striking reinforcements this January and Waghorn is thought to figure highly on their wanted lists.

Reading need to find a replacement for Nick Blackman following his departure to Derby, while Sheffield Wednesday are also still in the hunt for a new forward after losing out to Derby for Blackman.

It is unlikely that Rangers will consider selling Waghorn this month, but the club are bracing themselves for interest in the player in the wake of his goalscoring exploits.