MARTYN WAGHORN scored another double for the Gers against Livingston and Mark Warburton was happy to see him frustrated to be substituted when he was on a hat-trick.
The Gers boss took off his top scoring as he was perched on two goals for the game as his team thought he had picked up a slight injury but after the game he confirmed that the English striker was okay.
Waghorn bagged his twenty-seventh goal of the campaign today with one of the two coming from the penalty spot and Warburton said that he’s delighted with hard work paying off for his top scorer.
He said: “He is scoring goals in the right areas and he is hungry. He was disappointed to come off today, we thought that we had a knock.
“However, I want to see players angry when they’re coming off. I’m delighted with Martyn, he has applied himself so well and he is working so hard day in and day out.
“He is getting the rewards for that now.”
Another player who was taken off in the second half of the game was Jason Holt who this week committed his future to the club until 2020.
Speaking after the match, Warburton explained his reasoning for taking off the diminutive midfielder: “Holt has played in every minute of every game so when we can rest some players and give them some time on the bench then we will do it.
“We’d have liked to have got Harry Forrester and Jordan Thompson on in the game but we only have the three subs.”
Holt’s second half replacement was Northern Irishman Dean Shiels and Warburton said after the match that his energy always brings something to the team.
He said: “With Dean coming on, he gives us dynamism, energy and quality so it’s important to bring that into the game when we can.”