Eduardo Herrera misses chance to impress in Rangers defeat

Eduardo Herrera of Rangers celebrates after he scores his teams third goal during the Betfred League Cup Quarter Final at Firhill Stadium on September 19, 2017 in Glasgow, Scotland.

Circumstances during Glasgow Rangers' clash with Dundee meant that Ibrox summer signing Eduardo Herrera had a great chance to impress.

Eduardo Herrera of Rangers celebrates after he scores his teams third goal during the Betfred League Cup Quarter Final at Firhill Stadium on September 19, 2017 in Glasgow, Scotland.

When Alfredo Morelos had to be replaced during stoppage-time at the end of the first-half during Rangers' clash with Dundee on Friday, Eduardo Herrera would have known that he had the perfect chance to impress.

Herrera has endured a difficult time since arriving at Ibrox in the summer, being completely overshadowed by the Colombian and having to bide his time when it has come to getting opportunities.

Rangers manager Graeme Murty is seen during the Scottish Cup Quarter final match between Rangers and Hamilton Academical at Ibrox Stadium on March 4, 2017 in Glasgow, Scotland.

That meant that his chance at Dens Park was one that he simply had to take with both hands if he wanted to start putting pressure on Morelos and sending a positive message to the club's next manager - whoever that may be.

Unfortunately however, Herrera was unable to make any kind of positive impact going forward and made a costly error when defending a free-kick, and that helped Dundee lift themselves off the bottom of the Scottish Premiership by claiming a 2-1 win.

The forward managed to miss the ball that was played into the box and that ultimately allowed the Dark Blues to break the deadlock in the second-half - though he was arguably not the only player who could have done more when dealing with the free-kick - and he seemed almost redundant at the other end of the pitch as he looks to add to his two goals for the club which have now come in 14 appearances.

Eduardo Herrera of Rangers scores his teams third goal during the Betfred League Cup Quarter Final at Firhill Stadium on September 19, 2017 in Glasgow, Scotland.

Herrera may flourish if he is given more time to settle and perhaps given more game-time - just one of his 11 top flight appearances for the Gers have seen him in the starting lineup - but the fact is that the 29-year-old is not giving Graeme Murty any kind of dilemma.

As good as Morelos has generally been in other areas of his game in recent weeks, the fact that he has not scored for 10 games cannot be ignored, and yet, it almost has to be because the likes of Herrera are simply not giving the manager any reason to believe that he is more likely to score than a player who last found the back of the net in mid-September. 

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