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18th Dec, 2017 | 1:59pm

Eduardo Herrera: This is how I've adapted style to play for Rangers

Mexican striker Eduardo Herrera has revealed he has been shedding weight as he works to win a place in the Rangers starting XI following his summer move from Mexican side UNAM Pumas.

The 29-year-old has struggled to start games since his £1.5million transfer and has found himself as the most used substitute in the Scottish Premiership so far this season with 14 appearances from the bench.

Herrera has been forced down the pecking order by the goalscoring form of Josh Windass and Alfredo Morelos as he adapts to the Scottish game.

The Mexican also revealed the differences between Scottish football and Mexican football after six months in Glasgow.

“Here, the game is faster. In Mexico, it is more technical and tactical,” Herrera said as quoted by the Daily Record.

“Here, all the time it is a really good pace. Sometimes you don’t feel like you have proper control of the game because it is from one end to another.

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“I had to adapt to the type of football here and I’ve been working hard.

“I’ve been getting in shape and lost two or three kilos in weight, so I’m in good shape.”

Herrera has made a total of 19 appearances for the Gers this season, scoring twice, but has only started one game for the Ibrox giants.

The 29-year-old has made 9 appearances the the Mexican national team and would have been hoping a move to Scotland could help him win a place in El Tri’s World Cup squad next summer but it’s unlikely Herrera will need to look out his passport for a trip to Russia in June.

Herrera came off the bench for the last 15 minutes of Rangers’ defeat at the hands of St. Johnstone on Saturday afternoon.

In other Rangers news, Jim Duffy has urged the Gers to appoint this 59-year-old as soon as possible.

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