At the spearhead of the offense has been central striker Martyn Waghorn, and as well as bagging eight goals for himself, his overall link-up play has also been impressive, and Weir has been left delighted with his contribution.

The Rangers legend explained: “He is a really good footballer and he’s always really hard on himself.

He always talks about the chances that he misses and the ones he might have got and that’s a good attribute to have in order to always be looking to improve. He’s been great, he works really hard, his contribution with goals is great but his general all round play is really really good.

“He does the same week in and week out in training – there’s a real quality to his work and we’re lucky to have him here and are delighted to have him.”

But while Waghorn scored two goals in Saturday’s superb 5-0 demolition of Raith Rovers, the show was stolen by on-loan Tottenham starlet Nathan Oduwa as his incredible skill set up one goal and won a penalty kick for another.

And again, Weir was pleased for the youngster to have had such a positive impact.

He added: “It was a big day for him, to start at Ibrox for the first time in his first start.

“It was a big crowd and that’s the reason that he’s here – Tottenham want him to experience that and to develop whilst doing that and he certainly did that. He rose to the challenge and did a lot of great things with the ball and we’re really happy and delighted to have him here.

“We know we can improve him and there’s things that we can work on off the ball and he’ll be first to tell you that and hopefully we will see an improvement in that. His level of play when he has got the ball gets people off their seats. People enjoy watching that we and we as a coaching staff love working with him.”

Behind Oduwa on Saturday was Gedion Zelalem, and while it was the second time the pair have started a game together, they already appear to be building a good partnership with each other.

Weir said: “Both Gedion and Nathan looked like they are really enjoying themselves – they didn’t want to come off the pitch at the end of the game – I don’t know if anyone else has noticed that!

“They really savour and enjoy being at Rangers which is great, but you only really enjoy being here when you’re playing well and results are going well. In order for that to be the case you have to be playing well and you have to turn up and it’s not going to be easy.

“So, they’ve done well and they have a taste now of what it can be like here and they just need to keep producing the performances. He’s settled in really well and they are only really young lads, so it’s not easy, but they’ve been a credit to their parent clubs and themselves in the way they have acted and how quickly they have settled.”

 

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