By Matt Bullin
Rangers midfielder Jason Holt has admitted his side’s season has been “disappointing” and completely failed to live up to expectations.
The Gers are set to finish third in their first season back in the top flight and reached the semi-finals of the Scottish Cup.
By finishing third, Pedro Caixinha’s side have also secured a return to European football next season, for the first time in five years.
But they are 39 points behind their traditional rivals, Celtic, who have run away with the title and if they avoid defeat against Hearts on Sunday, they will have gone the entire league season unbeaten.
The Hoops have also won five of the six Old Firm derbies this term, including two 5-1 hammerings, with Rangers only able to scrape a draw in one of the ties.
Holt has commented on his club’s disappointing campaign in damning fashion.
Speaking to the Daily Record, he said: “The targets we set for ourselves at the beginning of the season, we failed to achieve them.
“Last season everything was great because we were winning most of our games and achieving our targets.
“This season has been the complete opposite. It’s been disappointing. It was well documented we wanted to challenge Celtic and finish solidly in second. We’ve not achieved that.”
The 24-year-old has been a mainstay in Caixinha’s engine room this season, and has made 37 appearances in all competitions, providing two assists and scoring one goal.
Holt was benched for the 2-1 defeat to Aberdeen last Wednesday, so he will look to impress if given the opportunity to start on Sunday against St. Johnstone.
The match at McDiarmid Park is the Gers final game of the season, and they will look for a victory to finish the campaign on a high note.
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