26 Facts About Martyn Waghorn


Martyn Thomas Waghorn was born on 23 January 1990 and is an English professional footballer who plays as a forward for Championship club Coventry City.

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Martyn Waghorn had loan spells with Charlton Athletic and Leicester City, before joining Leicester City on a permanent deal in August 2010.

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Martyn Waghorn played sparingly for Leicester City, spending time out on loan at Hull City, Millwall and Wigan Athletic, before signing permanently for the latter in April 2014.

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Martyn Waghorn returned to English football in August 2017, when he joined Ipswich Town and later Derby County before signing for Coventry City in July 2021.

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Martyn Waghorn signed a new two-and-a-half-year contract with Sunderland in February 2008, which Keane described as good for both Sunderland and the player.

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Martyn Waghorn joined Championship side Charlton Athletic on a month's loan on 17 November 2008.

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Martyn Waghorn made seven appearances for the club in a season that would end in relegation to League One.

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On 6 August 2009, Martyn Waghorn joined Leicester City on loan until 11 January 2010, having turned down interest from Carlisle United.

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Martyn Waghorn made his first league start for Leicester City against Reading, scoring the winning goal.

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Martyn Waghorn scored 12 goals in 28 starts for the club during his loan period.

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On 31 August 2010, Martyn Waghorn rejoined Leicester City on a permanent deal for a fee rising to £3 million to help fund Sunderland's record signing Asamoah Gyan.

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Martyn Waghorn was disappointed with the lack of opportunities at his former club, and happily dropped down a division because the lure of playing regular football was too good to turn down.

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Martyn Waghorn failed to win a regular place when Sven-Goran Eriksson became manager on 3 October 2010.

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Nonetheless, injury concerns at the club prevented Martyn Waghorn from joining Derby County on loan during the January 2011 transfer window.

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Martyn Waghorn returned to Leicester on 6 December 2011 after suffering a hamstring injury during his loan spell.

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Martyn Waghorn scored on his debut against Derby County on 14 September 2013.

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On 31 January 2014, Martyn Waghorn joined Wigan Athletic on loan until the end of the season.

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On 20 July 2015, Martyn Waghorn signed a three-year deal with Scottish Championship side Rangers along with Wigan teammate James Tavernier.

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Martyn Waghorn continued using 33 as his squad number, as with previous clubs, due to superstition.

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Martyn Waghorn did not return until the final league match of the season against St Mirren on 1 May 2016.

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In that same match against Hamilton Academical, Martyn Waghorn suffered a hamstring strain, which kept him out of football until mid-September 2016.

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Martyn Waghorn became a regular starter in the Ipswich first-team during his first season at the club.

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Martyn Waghorn finished the season as the club's top scorer with 16 league goals.

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On 2 July 2021, Martyn Waghorn joined Coventry City on a two-year contract following the expiration of his Derby contract.

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Martyn Waghorn represented England at under-19 level twice, against Spain and Bosnia and Herzegovina.

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Martyn Waghorn was included in the 27-man England under-21 squad to face both Azerbaijan and Israel in September 2011.

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