'Thick and fast' - Jason Holt sets bold target for Rangers over festive period
Rangers midfielder Jason Holt has set the Ibrox side a bold target of winning all seven of their games in December after getting off to a perfect start against Aberdeen at Pittodrie on Sunday.
The Gers won 2-1 at Pittodrie to go second in the Scottish Premiership and face Ross County at Ibrox on Saturday before taking on Hibs, St. Johnstone, Kilmarnock, Motherwell and Celtic before the end of 2017.
The Ibrox side have failed to win three games in a row over the last 12 months and winning what would amount to eight games on the spin seems like a monumental task for the Light Blues.
Holt admits the hectic schedule is “testing” for any squad but believes if the Gers can come out with maximum points it could turn their season around.
“There are a lot of games over the Christmas period so this is a vital stage of the season,” Holt said, as quoted by The Scotsman.
“We have shown recently we have a good squad of players here.
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“If we can keep showing the ability we have then we will be on a better track.
“I think we need to win all our games in December.
“The games come thick and fast and it is a testing time for any squad.
“If we can come through this period on the right side hopefully it will be onwards and upwards.”
Holt was on the periphery of the first-team for much of the early part of the season before winning his place back in the side in October.
Since returning to the starting XI, Holt has impressed alongside summer signing Ryan Jack as the Light Blues deal with the absence of Graham Dorrans in central midfield.
The 24-year-old has made 95 appearances for Rangers, scoring 14 times, since heading along the M8 from Hearts in 2015.
Holt scored his first goal of the season in the recent Ibrox draw with Kilmarnock.
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