Eduardo Herrera's time at Ibrox is surely over after loan flop
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Eduardo Herrera's time at Ibrox is surely over after loan flop

Eduardo Herrera’s Rangers stats really don’t bear thinking about.

The Mexican recruit was a big-money signing by Pedro Caixinha in the summer of 2017. A target-man who could strike up a partnership with another new recruit in Alfredo Morelos. That turned out well eh?

Herrera’s Rangers career never really took off. That’s not to say he never made many appearances. Incredibly, he appeared on 24 occasions in a Rangers jersey. Just two of those, however, were starts.

Eduardo Herrera done nothing of note in a Rangers jersey – notching just two goals (Gregg Newton/AFP/Getty Images)

He managed to bag strikes against both Ross County and Partick Thistle respectively. It’s hardly the best Scottish football has to offer – both sides got relegated last season. Other than those strikes, Herrera failed to net again in a Rangers shirt.

So, in order to revive his career, he was sent on loan to Santos Laguna last summer. It’s a club he knows well after spending the 2013/14 season on loan there. During that spell he managed to bag five goals in 21 appearances. Hardly impressive, but it was a place he knew well.

His golden chance

This was his golden opportunity to make Steven Gerrard aware of what he could bring to the table.

It’s been confirmed, however, that not very much is the answer. Since arriving in Mexico once more, Herrera has failed to score a single goal in any of the five appearances he’s made.

He arrived at Santos Laguna in July, and has managed just the five appearances in the space of four months. In fairness, however, he did pick up an unfortunate facial knock that had him sidelined until the end of September.

Herrera has failed to score in any of his five Santos Laguna appearances (Natalia Perales/Getty Images)

Regardless, he’s still nowhere near the Santos Laguna side. Jonathan Rodriguez and Julio Furch are both occupying the striking roles that Herrera craves.

It’s fair to say that if this keeps up, his chances of impressing Gerrard are non-existent. It’s highly likely the Rangers manager has no interest in the big forward regardless.

Rangers have Morelos on fire this season, but they could still use two more capable hit-men. Kyle Lafferty has yet to consistently impress, whilst you have to imagine Umar Sadiq’s chances of making it are close to dead.

Herrera, however, certainly won’t come into the equation when looking for replacements.