Derby County supporters have taken to Twitter to praise Martyn Waghorn following his match-winning performance against Hull City.

The Rams ran out 2-0 winners thanks to a brace from the former Leicester City man, consolidating their position on the coat-tails of the Championship playoff positions with Bristol City also winning at Blackburn Rovers.

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Hull came into the fixture having won eight of their previous 11 games, moving them into the top half. However, the Tigers were second best at Pride Park, and came up against a striker in clinical form.

Waghorn started the game as a centre-forward for only the fourth time this season, with his inclusion certainly paying off.

Supporters have their say on Twitter:

How Martyn Waghorn tormented opponents Hull City:

Waghorn opened the scoring just before half-time as he finished at the second attempt with his left foot. His second goal, midway through the second-half, was much more clinical as he fired in first time from Jayden Bogle’s cut-back.

The 29-year-old signed from Ipswich Town in the summer for a reported £5 million. He topped the scoring charts for the Tractor Boys last term with 16 league goals, but at Derby he has had an indifferent start.

For most of the campaign Waghorn has featured as a wide forward to make room for Jack Marriott. However, with Marriott absent against Hull, Waghorn certainly made the most of his opportunity at centre-forward.

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Aside from his goals, Waghorn produced six shots and displayed impressive hold-up play. He brought others into the game with a 76.5% pass-accuracy rate, while he drew two fouls from Hull’s defence.

Derby boss Frank Lampard has a big decision to make regarding his forward options. Waghorn deserves a run at centre-forward, though Marriott currently tops the club’s scoring charts and has become a popular figure at Pride Park.

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