It was a good first season for Derby County’s number nine Martyn Waghorn. He netted 13 goals in 44 appearances in all competitions having been utilised both down the middle and on the wing.
He scored some crucial goals for the Rams, too. He netted the opening goal in Derby’s 3-1 victory over West Bromwich Albion on the final day of the season which secured their place in the Sky Bet Championship Play-Off places, whilst he also scored goals at both Stamford Bridge and St Mary’s Stadium.
He also netted a hat-trick for Derby County in the 6-1 win over Rotherham United in March which made history for the football club.
It was the first time Derby had scored six goals at Pride Park Stadium since its opening back in 1997, and the striker had a huge part to play in that.
He also contributed four assists in all competitions.
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 before his move to the Rams.
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