Rangers Confirm Signings Of Carlos Pena And Eduardo Herrera

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Rangers have completed the signings of Eduardo Herrera and Carlos Pena. The duo have joined on three-year deals

Midfielder Carlos Pena, 27, joins from Liga MX side Guadalajara in his homeland, while 28-year-old striker Herrera joins from Mexican side Pumas.

“I have been waiting for this move for many years now,” Carlos Pena told RangersTV.

“I wanted to become part of European football and I hope I will be able to make my own contribution to the team.”

Striker Eduardo Herrera had been at Mexican club Pumas since 2007, but was on loan at Santos Laguna when they were managed by Pedro Caixinha, now the Rangers boss.

The 6ft 2in forward has scored 57 goals in 207 appearances in Mexico.

He won the first of his nine caps in March 2015 and has scored three goals for his country.

“I will bring a lot of work and a lot of sacrifice and hopefully a lot of goals,” said Herrera.

“I am a centre-forward and I like to be in the opposition box looking for a chance to score. I am used to playing as a target man, to have the ball and support my team and other players in those types of situations.

With the new season fast approaching, Caixinha told RangersTV: “I am pleased with the progress we’ve made this pre-season – it’s about progress of the process.

“There have been a lot of training sessions, a lot of very good training sessions where the boys are really identifying how we want them to perform in each moment of the game.

“That becomes clearer and more understandable when they have got into the game situation in the two matches we have played.

“We will continue to prepare, we still have one more game against St Johnstone and the games give you a clear idea to assess which areas you need to improve and that is what I am doing at the moment.

“There are small things you need to keep improving so, for example, we missed a lot of scoring chances and we need to be more aggressive to attack the scoring positions. We need to work more on those situations – all the rest was okay.

“It was not easy to organise friendlies and the board did a fantastic job to arrange these matches.

“I always think you need to have stronger opponents in pre-season and if you don’t have it you are not going to have the same level of synchronisation.

“I want to prepare the team to win, so if you ask me what I didn’t like until now the only thing would have been drawing the game on Monday.

“I am happy with the process and the way the players understand what we want from the game and they are putting in that effort, not only individually but collectively which means the team spirit is getting there.”



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