MARTYN WAGHORN will have his knee injury assessed tomorrow after the striker was withdrawn moments after giving Rangers the lead at Rugby Park.

Manager Mark Warburton confirmed the 28-goal hitman left Ayrshire with crutches as a protective measure after suffering the injury while being fouled for a penalty he then scored.

Warburton said: “Credit to Waggy as well, he earned the free kick, then it was a great ball from Tav, he made the run, won the penalty, scored it and fingers crossed he’s well.

“We’ll find out more because at the moment he’s on crutches because it’s the protective thing to do.

“He went down in the challenge there were tangled legs and he impacted the surface so it’s his knee but we’ll see how he is.”

Waghorn was replaced by Nicky Clark who went on to grab the late winner and Warburton was pleased with the sub’s contribution.

He added: “I said to him that things happen and it was a great finish. I think he was on his last legs there at the end there because he hasn’t played a full 90 for a while.”

Rangers might not have needed that last gasp clincher had they been handed a second penalty that the manager felt they deserved when Kenny Miller was pulled back in the box.

He said: “Everyone in the stadium saw what happened with Kenny Miller.

“There were one or two dubious ones and you don’t get those ones but the one with Kenny was one of the most blatant I’ve seen.”

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