Martyn Waghorn joined Derby County from fellow Championship side Ipswich Town in the summer of 2018. The striker penned a three-year deal with Frank Lampard’s side was immediately handed the number nine jersey.
Waghorn started his career with Sunderland but found opportunities limited before joining Leicester City on loan. He netted 12 times on loan for the Foxes before joining the club on a permanent basis in 2010.
He spent four years at the King Power Stadium but in that time enjoyed time on loan with Hull City, Millwall and Wigan Athletic. He later joined the Latics on a permanent basis and after a season at the DW Stadium he moved north of the border to Rangers in 2015.
In his two seasons in Scotland, Waghorn’s goalscoring record was impressive. He netted 44 goals in 78 appearances and helped Rangers secure promotion back to the Scottish Premier League.
His clinical streak continued as he moved to Portman Road at the start of last season. He finished Ipswich’s top goalscorer with 16 goals and that led to Lampard’s pursuit of the striker.
The manager finally got his man and he scored his first goal for the club in the Carabao Cup second round victory over Hull City, controlling his lobbed effort over the goalkeeper’s head to open the scoring in a 4-0 win.