By support

7th Jun, 2018 | 1:43pm

Confirmed: Rangers misfit departs club on 'sub loan' but will return to Ibrox in January

Rangers have announced that Carlos Pena has joined Necaxa on a ‘sub loan’ until January.

The news was revealed a short time ago on the Gers’ official website.

The 28-year-old midfielder joined the Gers last season from Leon in a deal worth £2.2million, but he was unable to hold down a regular first-team place.

He joined former Gers boss Pedro Caxinha at Cruz Azul on loan in January but that didn’t work out, and he will be hoping for a better outcome with his new club.

Football Insider verdict

Gers fans will be slightly disappointed that Pena’s departure is only until January, and not until the end of the season. The player seems highly unlikely to ever get into Steven Gerrard’s first-team, so the support will probably be quite thankful that he is out of the club’s hair until January. There seems to be a feelgood factor at the Gers at the moment, stemming from the appointment of the former Liverpool skipper, who began life as the new man at Ibrox just under a week ago. Perhaps, and this seems very unlikely, Gerrard will see that on his day Pena can be very effective, and give him another chance at Ibrox. That probably won’t happen though, and should he return to Glasgow in January then he will possibly be off on loan again until a permanent buyer can be found. Fans and the club will be delighted when a line can be drawn under the sand about Pena’s time at Ibrox.

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