‘We’ve all got two months to shine’

Sunday Herald - - 19.03.17 SPORT -

THE ins and outs of the man­age­rial Hokey Cokey are part of the fab­ric of this in­creas­ingly ruth­less game, writes Nick Rodger.

The chop­pings, chang­ings, to-ings and fro-ings can be un­set­tling for all and sundry, but it’s wa­ter off a duck’s back for Mar­tyn Waghorn.

“I’ve ex­pe­ri­enced change right from my de­but at Sun­der­land,” said Waghorn, 27, as he be­gan to adapt to life un­der the new Rangers man­ager, Pe­dro Caix­hina.

“I had two man­agers that sea­son and three in my time at Le­ices­ter. I think last sea­son was the first time I haven’t had a new man­ager in the mid­dle of it.

“It’s part and par­cel of the game now. It’s a re­sults busi­ness and at a top club like Rangers, if they’re not go­ing your way, you have to ex­pect change. As play­ers you need to learn to deal with it and it’s harder for the younger play­ers to ac­cept but I’ve learned you need to get on with your job for who­ever’s in charge, whether it’s in­terim man­agers or any­one else. You’re a pro, you have a job to do.

“It’s the way foot­ball is go­ing now; pos­ses­sion, at­tack­ing, the tran­si­tion be­tween win­ning and los­ing the ball. Pe­dro has had us work­ing hard the last few days and all the boys have been right on board.”

“Ev­ery­one has two months to show what they can do,” said Waghorn, who was moved from his wider po­si­tion into a more cen­tral at­tack­ing role against Celtic last week­end and seemed to revel in his nat­u­ral habi­tat.

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