Rangers midfielder Jason Holt has reportedly signed a season-long loan deal with League One Fleetwood Town – and Gers fans took to Twitter to praise the 25-year-old.
According to the Daily Record, Holt has agreed to join former Gers team-mates Joey Barton and Clint Hill at Highbury after falling down the pecking order at Ibrox.
Holt joined the Gers from Hearts in 2015 and was a mainstay in the side under Mark Warburton but struggled to hold down a place in the starting XI under Graeme Murty or Pedro Caixinha.
Gers fans were quick to wish the former Hearts midfielder good luck – with one even saying he was “unappreciated last year” by the Light Blues.
The news was later confirmed on the Fleetwood Town Twitter account.
— Fleetwood Town FC (@ftfc) June 18, 2018
Here are some of their comments on Twitter:
Stepped up often when the "leaders" in our team hid. Good luck Jason Holt
— BlueRyu (@Ryan_Haymarch) June 18, 2018
Unappreciated last season tbh.
— Yer brer (@Togsyboy) June 18, 2018
Good luck to Jason Holt – fantastic attitude but we need more imposing midfielders for where we want to be
— The Louden Tavern (@TheLoudenTavern) June 18, 2018
Don't think he is good enough for us but you can't doubt he tried his best. Hope it works out for him.
— Blue Army Faction QC (@BlueArmyFaction) June 18, 2018
Really like Holt, good honest pro who gave his all for us. But ultimately he wasn’t good enough on the ball to play for us. League 1 is about his level. Wish him the very best
— G (@garryhood1872) June 18, 2018
Holt made 115 appearances for the Light Blues during his time at Ibrox and still has two years remaining on his current contract.
The Daily Record’s report also claims Gers boss Steven Gerrard was keen to keep Holt around but the midfielder opted for a temporary move south with the Light Blues unable to guarantee him regular game-time.
That could still leave a glimmer of hope for Holt that he can return to Ibrox and re-establish himself after a season away.
After the Gers added the likes of Scott Arfield and Ovie Ejaria to an already crowded midfield, Holt always looked to be destined for an Ibrox exit and has now sealed a season-long move away.
In other Rangers transfer news, they are leading the hunt to sign an in-demand attacker from Liverpool.