Rangers striker Martyn Waghorn admits there is a healthy rivalry between himself and team-mate Andy Halliday over who takes the side's penalties and explained the midfielder has been chipping away at him for his opportunity.

Waghorn takes the lion's share of the penalties for the Gers, but on Tuesday night against Dumbarton had been brought off when Rangers were awarded a penalty late on.

Halliday stepped up and made no mistake, sealing a 4-0 victory for the Gers in the Scottish Championship fixture.

Rangers boss Mark Warburton commented after the match that Waghorn's face when the penalty was awarded was a sight to behold, but the striker says he had no issue with Halliday taking the spot-kick.

"I wasn't annoyed [at being off the pitch for the penalty]. It was obviously a chance to get another goal, but Andy's been chipping at me for the last few weeks because we've not had a penalty since I missed my last one, so he's been desperate to take one", he told Rangers TV.


"To be fair to him he stuck it in the stands so I can't really complain with that."

And Waghorn admits that Halliday has been consistently badgering him over penalty taking duties in training.

"He's been on at me every day at training. We take a few practice penalties and to be fair to him he's not a bad standard, so it's going to be a tough challenge."

Halliday, like Waghorn, joined Rangers this summer. However, the 24-year-old did have prior experience of life at the Gers as he spent time at the club as a youngster before being released in 2006.