Rangers midfielder Carlos Pena has been rotten, says Chris Sutton

Josh Windass of Rangers is helped up by Pedro Caixinha, Manager of Rangers during the Ladbrokes Scottish Premiership match between Rangers and Celtic at Ibrox Stadium on September 23, 2017...

Pedro Caixinha’s Glasgow Rangers brought Carlos Pena to Ibrox in the summer transfer window.

Carlos Alberto Pena of Rangers celebrates after he scores the opening goal of the game during the Betfred League Cup Quarter Final at Firhill Stadium on September 19, 2017 in Glasgow,...

Carlos Pena arrived at Rangers in the summer transfer window amid much expectation, but the Mexico international midfielder has failed to perform well.

The 27-year-old has had fitness issues, and his overall performances for Rangers so far this season have been disappointing.

There have been criticisms of the 27-year-old, who cost the Scottish Premiership giants £2.2 million in transfer fees when he joined from Mexican outfit Guadalajara in the summer transfer window, as reported by Sky Sports.

Rangers manager Pedro Caixinha has suggested to The Daily Record that Pena gets criticised because he is not Scottish.

Former Celtic striker Chris Sutton, who now works as a pundit for BBC Sport and BT Sport, does not think that that is the case, stating on social networking site Twitter that Pena has been criticised because he has been “rotten” so far.

Rangers manager Pedro Caixinha is seen prior to the Betfred League Cup Quarter Final at Firhill Stadium on September 19, 2017 in Glasgow, Scotland.

Chris Sutton of Celtic slips and kicks his penalty over the bar during The Tennents Scottish Cup Final between Celtic and Dundee United at Hampden Park on May 28, 2005 in Glasgow, Scotland.

Pena’s performances this season have been far from impressive, and the 27-year-old midfielder does need to improve.

There is no doubt that the Mexican has quality, and perhaps in the coming weeks and months the Rangers fans will see him play to the best of his abilities.

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