By James Black
Mexican striker Eduardo Herrera was given more than a brief cameo for Rangers against Dundee on Friday night but fans absolutely slaughtered the big striker’s performance on Twitter in the 2-1 defeat at Dens Park.
Herrera came off the bench just before half-time to replace the injured Alfredo Morelos with the score still at 0-0 as Graeme Murty’s side looked to snatch three points against the Dee.
Despite having the entire second-half, the former UNAM Pumas striker couldn’t get involved in the play and looked cumbersome and awkward on a freezing night on Tayside.
Fans compared the Mexican to other Ibrox flops such as Egil Ostenstad, Fran Sandaza ad Kevin Kyle as they tore the striker to shreds.
One supporter claimed that Herrera played in a big part in the “pathetic” opening goal that Mark O’Hara scored for the hosts.
Here are some of their comments on Twitter:
The sad thing is, there is absolutely no way Herrera is better than Garner, Waghorn or McKay and we sold them for less than what we paid for the big Mexican.
— West Mids Loyal (@YardleyLoyal) November 24, 2017
Not seen a striker with Herrera’s movement, ability and goal threat since Egil Ostenstad.
— LaudrupsHair (@LaudrupsHair) November 24, 2017
Herrera, the intermediate version between Kevin Kyle working on oil rig and Fran Sandaza answering the phone ????♂️
— Hernán Pacheco (@hernanfpacheco) November 24, 2017
Big Herrera thought he was in the Burrell Collection taking photos for his Instagram there, I think.
— Iain (@CemetryGates89) November 24, 2017
A was born in the wrong era,could a been watching gazza but am sitting here watching Herrera
— Aidan Chisholm (@AidanChisholm) November 24, 2017
Herrera had 45 mins against the bottom team to show what he can do and he touched the ball once I think.
Bet Moult scores against that lot on Sunday just to make that signing look even worse ????
— Graeme Findlay (@FindlayGraeme) November 24, 2017
Pathetic goal to give away. Herrera is over 6ft tall and should be getting that away.
— Mhairi (@mmck90) November 24, 2017
With Morelos possibly facing a spell on the sidelines after a heavy collision with the goalframe, Herrera could find himself thrown into the starting XI on Wednesday night when the Gers take on Aberdeen at Ibrox before travelling to Pittodrie on Sunday in a double-header against Derek McInnes’ side.
Fans will be hoping that the 29-year-old can offer more than he did against Dundee against Friday or Rangers could rack up three defeats on the spin quicker than they can record three consecutive wins.
In other Rangers team news, the club has received an apology following some untrue stories that were written about Bruno Alves