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Martin Waghorn insists Rangers are not becoming complacent

Rangers' Martyn Waghorn celebrates scoring his side's second goal
Image: Martyn Waghorn maintains Rangers remain driven and eager to succeed

Martyn Waghorn insists complacency is not setting in at Rangers - because they have got a team full of young players who are desperate to win something for the first time.

The Ibrox side suffered their first defeat under Mark Warburton on Tuesday when they were beaten 3-1 by St Johnstone in the League Cup.

That came after low-key victories in the Championship against bottom-end sides Livingston and Dumbarton which suggest Gers' momentum perhaps is not flowing the way it was.

Having made an emphatic start to the season and scored five times in three successive games, Warburton's men have made harder work of their most recent trio of fixtures.

Waghorn is adamant that is not down to getting carried away with a run of results and performances that has taken Rangers seven points clear at the top of the second tier.

Of the 11 players Warburton has signed since he arrived in Glasgow, only two of them have won anything in senior football before.

Danny Wilson led Hearts to the Championship last season after SPL and League Cup success with Rangers previously while James Tavernier won English League One with Bristol City.

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Rangers' Martyn Waghorn (left) celebrates after putting his side 2-1 up against Alloa.
Image: The striker has scored 11 goals since his summer move to Ibrox

The rest are still looking to break their duck and Waghorn maintains that means they are driven to succeed rather than getting too ahead of themselves.

Rangers get back to league business on Sunday when they visit Morton. Waghorn said: "I don't think there's any chance of us becoming complacent.

"We're a young, hungry side with a lot of players who haven't really won much before between us in the past.

"We want to put that behind us at Rangers, get the club back into the Premiership with a league win and get challenging for trophies again. That's all our focus is on.

Mark Warburton (left) - shaking striker Martyn Waghorn's hand - has seen Rangers scored 30 goals in eight games
Image: Mark Warburton (left) oversaw a run of 11 successive wins before a League cup loss to St Johnstone

"We've had a dip below our standards from our point of view but we are working hard to correct that.

"Teams have a game plan and execute it well. Sometimes that is going to happen but it's up to us to keep our momentum going.

"With the way the team is set up, there's not going to be any complacency. I want to go out and win every game we can and as comfortably as possible.

"I'm not just going to go out there and slacken off. The gaffer and Davie Weir have got us all going the right way and we all want to get Rangers back to where they ought to be.

Rangers' James Tavernier (left) battles with Willie Gibson
Image: Rangers' James Tavernier (left) won English League One with Bristol City last season

"Personally, it would be a massive achievement to win my first league and I know it would be the same for a lot of the boys.

"No matter what division you're in, you want to win it and it would be great both for us as individuals and for Rangers.

"To get the club kicking on again is the most important thing. The fans deserve it - the Premiership is where Rangers need to be and want to be and that's the main target."

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