Rangers loanee Eduardo Herrera is struggling to make an impact whilst on loan at Mexican side Necaxa.

The 31-year-old striker was a marquee signing from UNAM during Pedro Caixinha’s brief Ibrox reign, but he failed to contribute to the cause and hasn’t featured since the arrival of Steven Gerrard.

Herrera in League Cup semi-final action against Motherwell in 2017. (Photo by David Young/Action Plus via Getty Images)

Herrera’s last game for the Gers came in the Scottish Cup against Ayr United in February 2018 and since then he’s spent time back in the Liga MX with Santos Laguna and now Necaxa.

So far, his adopted side are faring well in their league campaign. Although they lost at home to Pachuca last time out, they still sit second in the table, behind only his former loan side Laguna.

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However, individually, Herrera has gone without goals and playing time. In 12 appearances to date, he’s scored just once, netting in a 7-0 home victory over Tiburones Rojos way back in early August [WhoScored].

Herrera in action for Necaxa against Monterrey. (Photo by Cesar Gomez/Jam Media/Getty Images)

It’s not as if he’s been playing 90 minutes every week and faltering in front of goal, though.

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The big frontman has started just one of his 12 outings and hasn’t been given more than half an hour in any of his 11 substitute appearances [Transfermarkt]. It seems he’s unable to force his way into the XI ahead of the likes of Maximiliano Salas and Mauro Quiroga.

When he has been given an opportunity in the relatively less prestigious Copa MX, he’s had some success, scoring twice in four appearances.

Herrera is due to return to Ibrox during the winter break [Rangers.co.uk], but given that he’s not exactly tearing it up in his homeland, don’t count on the Gers raking in a fee for him during the transfer window.

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