Eduardo Herrera's impressive form gives Rangers a tough decision

Steven Gerrard, Manager of Rangers looks on from the stands prior to the Scottish Ladbrokes Premiership match between Motherwell and Rangers at Fir Park on April 07, 2019 in Motherwell,...

Eduardo Herrera really struggled in the Scottish Premiership with Rangers and Steven Gerrard sent him back to Mexico with Necaxa.

Eduardo Herrera #21 of Necaxa   looks on  during the 14th round match between Atlas and Necaxa as part of the Torneo Clausura 2019 Liga MX at Jalisco Stadium on April 12, 2019 in...

Eduardo Herrera really needed that.

Rangers’ forgotten man was coming to the end of a year away from his parent club with his reputation hardly enhanced.

The 30-year-old failed to score a single goal during a loan spell at Santos Laguna in the first half of the season but, since moving to Liga MX rival Necaxa during the January transfer window, he has found his shooting boots again.


In nine league games, Herrera has his the target five times in the red and white stripes of Necaxa, including two poachers efforts in the weekend draw with Pachuca.

The Mexican international came alive from a pair of set pieces, showing a sharpness that was barely seen at Ibrox to convert twice from close range.

Anderson Santamaría #05 of Atlas fights for the ball with  Eduardo Herrera #21 of Necaxa during the 14th round match between Atlas and Necaxa as part of the Torneo Clausura 2019 Liga MX at...

In fact, Herrera is starting to show the kind of instinctive goal-scoring that encouraged Rangers to pay £1.5 million for him during the summer of 2017 (Daily Record).

The chances of Herrera being handed a second chance in Glasgow look slim. But Steven Gerrard will surely have been enthralled if he watched the striker save his side from defeat in arguably his most impressive performance of the season.

22nd October 2017, Hampden Park, Glasgow, Scotland; Scottish League Cup Semi-final, Rangers v Motherwell; Rangers Eduardo Herrera and Motherwells Carl McHugh

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