MARTYN WAGHORN admits putting points on the board for Rangers is just as important as adding goals to his tally in the coming weeks.

The Englishman scored for the 19th time this term in the 4-0 win over Dumbarton last Tuesday night and is now just one strike away from reaching his first target of the campaign.

Victory over the Sons saw Mark Warburton’s side open up a three point advantage over Hibernian at the top of the Championship standings.

And Waghorn is confident there is plenty more to come from him and the Light Blues as they look to end the year on a high note.

He said: “It is good, it is a target that I wanted to hit early on and things have been going well, although I have not really scored as many as I wanted to in the last few weeks even though I had a few chances.

“It was important to get our form back on track and going into the busy Christmas period it was important we got the three points [last] Tuesday.

“It has been a bit [frustrating]. I have had a few clear cut chances and I could have had a couple more goals, but that is football.

“Teams have defended well against us, everyone has got a plan in place and it is up to us to break them down.

“I am still scoring and I am chipping away at the tally. Hopefully I can add a few more.

“I am just going to focus on each game at a time and see how it goes. I am going to try and get as many as I can.

“I spoke to people and said I wanted to get 20, 22 by January 1 and then start again. We will see how it goes.

“I have got a couple more games to get more goals. At this part of the season, it is important we get the three points and get the winning momentum and we will go from there.”

Waghorn could have already broken through the 20-goal barrier had he not been substituted against the Sons last week.

He was off the park by the time Andy Halliday converted from the penalty spot to complete the scoring as he made the most of Waghorn’s absence.

“I wasn’t annoyed, but it was obviously a chance to get another goal,” the striker told RangersTV.

“Andy has been chipping at my back for the last few weeks. We have not had a penalty since I missed my last one so he has been desperate to get one.

“To be fair to him, he stuck it away so I can’t really complain. It will be interesting to see who will take [the next one].”