By Richard Parks
Rangers fans have taken to Twitter to call for Jason Holt to be axed for Tuesday night’s Scottish Premiership clash against Partick Thistle at Firhill.
The cental midfielder, 24, has been a mainstay of the team in recent months after Graham Dorrans and Ryan Jack suffered serious injuries.
Holt has started 17 consecutive league matches, completing the full 90 minutes in 16 of them, and has been a key man since Graeme Murty took the helm in October.
But supporters want the team shaken up following the demoralising 2-1 defeat to Hibernian on Saturday, when the Light Blues wasted an opportunity to make the title race more competitive following Celtic’s defeat earlier in the day.
Murty has more options in midfield following the January arrivals of Greg Docherty from Hamilton and Sean Goss on loan from QPR, and many fans want to see the duo paired in central midfield for the first time at Firhill.
Criticisms of Holt from Rangers supporters on social media include that he is too “lightweight” and out of form.
Here is a selection of the best messages on Twitter:
Murty needs to change the starting line up tonight, Holt & goss together in the middle are too lightweight, get docherty in there, bring Cardoso in for Bates also. Cummings in for windass too. #rangers
— Russell keddie (@Kedman9) February 6, 2018
Bates out. Cardoso in.
Holt out. Docherty in.
Windass Out. Cummings in.
I don’t have a problem with josh but I think dropping him will help him.
— Zoidgers (@nathanj3001) February 6, 2018
You’re only as good as your last game. Holt offered nothing on Saturday, goss however, was composed and played some great passes, also went close with one and scored with another sublime free kick. Holt dropped for docherty, it’s got to be.
— GR-Bear (@GR_BEAR1979) February 6, 2018
I would prefer Cardozo as Bates fills me with fear but that’s because I like a CH who can play as well but for me Docherty is a major improvement over Holt and we must play our best players
— Peter Kelman ???????? (@aberlourbear) February 6, 2018
Replace Windass, with Cummings in front of him. Docherty for Holt, & he’ll likely give the armband to KM
— ???????? Matty | ???????? (@MattySr2) February 6, 2018
Docherty has to start tonight and Holt has to get the boot back to the bench.
— Kenzo (@TheMackenzo) February 6, 2018
Holt has got to go
Goss and docherty
Or goss and dare i even say it.. rossiter
— Ewan ☺ (@Ewan_Carr) February 5, 2018
In other Rangers news, it can be revealed that a key first teamer has sensationally asked to leave after the board failed to stick to their promise of giving him a new deal during the transfer window.