Rangers manager Steven Gerrard has issued a brutal message to Eduardo Herrera following the expiration of his loan deal in Mexico, as quoted by the Glasgow Times.

The 31-year-old forward has been with Necaxa for a year, but their season ended when they lost out to Monterrey in the semi-finals of the Liga Mx Apertura a fortnight ago.

Herrera cuts a disappointed figure following the semi-final defeat to Monterrey. (Photo by VICTOR CRUZ/AFP via Getty Images)

Herrera came on as a substitute in the second leg of the tie, but couldn’t get on the scoresheet as his adopted side slipped to a 3-1 defeat.

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The Scottish Sun have since reported that he’s on his way back to Glasgow, but it’s clear that he won’t be joining up with the first-team.

“I have no plans to integrate him into the squad,” said Gerrard as quoted by the Glasgow Times. “If he comes back, or when he comes back, I can’t give you an answer on that.

“But what I’d advise is that his agents and representatives work ever so hard to him his next move in football because it won’t be at Rangers.”

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Gerrard categorically stated that he had no intention of using the player. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

Verdict

Gerrard’s response, when asked about Herrera, was blunt and to the point.

 

The 6ft 2″ forward has no future with Rangers, despite the manager only having two out and out senior strikers at his disposal.

This is hardly a shocking development. A legacy of the Caixinha era, Herrera hasn’t played for the Gers since Gerrard’s arrival, with his last outing coming in a Scottish Cup tie at Ayr United in early 2018.

There are still six months remaining on Herrera’s Gers deal and it’s possible that he will opt to see that period out.

Clearly, though, it’s hoped that his representatives will find him a new club next month, finally bringing his unsuccessful Rangers stint to a close.

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