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‘Easy decision’ – Former Rangers man admits he was glad to leave Ibrox

Eduardo Herrera has spoken out about his ill-fated time at Glasgow Rangers after joining Mexican side Puebla.

The 31-year-old recently returned to Mexico following an unsuccessful three year spell in Scotland.

The former Rangers striker did however reveal that he was close to returning to Steven Gerrard’s side again to see out his contract after his loan spell with with Necaxa ended if it was not for work permit issues.

“My loan spell with Necaxa finished and I had to report back to Rangers,” he told the Daily Record.

“I still had five months left of my contract there and I was preparing to return and try and get my place back.

“But there was a problem with work visas procedures and of course, they had a different manager and coaching staff from when I signed for them.

“While I was preparing to return to Scotland, I got told by Rangers that Puebla were interested in me.

“It was an easy decision to make and I accepted it with enthusiasm.

“I have to be honest with Puebla and admit I am not match fit and it will take time for me to get to that level.

“But I can’t wait to get started and begin a new chapter in my career.”

Herrera had five months remaining on his contract with Rangers prior to his move to Puebla.

During his time with the Gers, Herrera made just 19 Scottish Premiership appearances and found the back of the net once with the goal coming during a 3-1 victory over Ross County in August 2017.

He was deemed surplus to requirements at Ibrox following the arrival of Gerrard as manager of the club in 2018.

Former Rangers Herrera was subsequently shipped out on loan to Santos Laguna during the 2018/19 season and then to Necaxa last season.

A parting of ways was the best thing for both the Gers as well as the nine times capped Mexican international.

Had Herrera come back to the Ibrox to see out his contract, he would have in all probability just sat on the bench and not been used.

By moving to Puebla, he is getting an opportunity to kick-start his career and potentially even win a spot back in the Mexican national team if he can deliver good performances. He has not represented his country since 2016.

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