Rangers summer signing: I keep breaking down due to extreme physicality in Scotland
By James Black
Rangers striker Eduardo Herrera has revealed he keeps getting injured due to the physical nature of the Scottish game.
The nine-times Mexico international missed the 0-0 draw with Hearts in the league and the 6-0 demolition of Dunfermline in the Betfred Cup with niggling injuries and Herrera admits he was frustrated to not be involved after having only missed a few games throughout his career due to injury.
“In my entire career I haven’t had many injuries and here I have already missed two games because of a dead leg and a hamstring injury,” Herrera told RangersTV, as quoted by Rangers’ official website.
“It was frustrating for me because in my entire career I think I have only lost two games to injury and here in a short time I have already missed the same.
“I hope with all the hard work and shape we are gaining that there are no more problems like that.
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“It was also because I was feeling the physicality here, the football in Scotland is a lot more physical than in Mexico.”
Herrera netted against Ross County to open his Rangers account following his summer move from Pumas UNAM but the 29-year-old has had a slow start to his Rangers career after the Glasgow giants shelled out £1.3million for his signature.
The Mexican was an unused substitute against Dundee but is aiming to get on the scoresheet on Friday when the Gers visit Firhill to face Partick Thistle in the Scottish Premiership, telling RangersTV: “It was such a great moment to score my first goal for the club,”
“As a striker you feel a lot of joy and relief when you score your first goal because sometimes that is the hardest one.
“Once you score the first one you have more confidence and it becomes easier. I am looking forward to scoring more goals now.”
Herrera will be hoping he can make his second start for Rangers in tonight’s Scottish Premiership clash with Partick but faces competition from Kenny Miller and goal-machine Alfredo Morelos.
Morelos has scored seven times in his last five appearances for the Gers and supporters would like to see the young Colombian paired with Herrera ahead of next weekend’s Old Firm game.
In other Rangers news, the club have reached an agreement with a European giant to tie up a major deal.