Both Joe Garner and Martyn Waghorn have quickly settled into their new life at Ipswich Town following their switch from Glasgow Rangers earlier this summer.

The strike pairing departed the Ibrox Stadium during the recently closed transfer window after boss Pedro Caixinha saw neither in his future plans, with the Portuguese manager keen instead to put his faith in veteran Kenny Miller and fresh faces from overseas.

However, since the move the attacking duo have possibly left the Light Blues’ 46-year-old slightly red-faced, after netting seven goals between them in the Tractor Boys’ opening five fixtures of their 2017/18 Championship campaign – a haul that has been crucial during the Norfolk side’s impressive start.

In comparison Rangers find themselves fifth in the Scottish Premier League, already five points behind leaders Aberdeen after just four games – having also scored three goals less.

So, the question that is rife is were the Gers too hasty in offloading the now in-form strikers?

On initial displays, yes, with Garner creating such an impact south of the border that the 29-year-old was named in Sky Sports‘ best stats XI of the Championship season so far following his impressive 7.66 match rating from

The Englishman, who the Glasgow giants were happy take over a £500,000 loss compared to the £1.5million they acquired the frontman for from Preston North End just 12 months previously, has set Portman Road alight thanks to three goals and one assist in his opening 450 minutes of play.

The Blackburn-born talisman has utilised his talents to full effect, with an average of 6.2 aerial challenges won per game, and has also not been afraid to let fly when the opportunity has arisen, fashioning on average two chances on goal each time he takes the field.

Alongside him, Waghorn has also impressed, netting four times from five shots and currently boasting a remarkable goal record of one during every appearance.

Garner admittedly never set the world alight over the course of the 2016/17 season at the Ibrox Stadium, converting just seven chances in his 31 fixtures for the club.

However, with wide-spread belief that it usually takes at least one term for a player to fully settle into their new surroundings, and his 27-year-old strike partner notching 16 times over the course of last year, it seems Caixinha could well have been a little to hasty in moving the free-scoring duo on.


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