'Easily our best' - Rangers fans rave about 24-year-old for display in poor draw v Kilmarnock
By James Black
Rangers endured a poor 1-1 draw with Kilmarnock at Ibrox in the Scottish Premiership on Wednesday, but fans found a positive in Jason Holt’s performance and raved about him on Twitter after the game.
The midfielder scored his first goal for the Gers since September 2016 to give his side a 1-0 lead as he replaced Carlos Pena in the starting XI.
Holt has struggled for regular game time so far this season but could find himself getting more starts after the Gers’ recent results.
The 24-year-old was a mainstay under former boss Mark Warburton and was a regular under Caixinha before his summer rebuild.
The former Hearts midfielder has been an under-rated player for the Gers and brings a different style of play to Pena.
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Fans were happy to see Holt get his name on the scoresheet, with one supporter saying that he is “easily” the best midfielder on the books at Ibrox.
Here is a selection of their tweets:
Holt has to be in that starting 11 every week though. Probably our best player
— alistair robertson (@alirobertson_11) October 25, 2017
Jason Holt was class tbh
— Zak (@ZakRTID) October 25, 2017
Foderingham, John, McCrorie, Barjonas, Holt. Pass marks. Thats about it for me.
— Every Saturday We Follow (@LoyalBluenose86) October 25, 2017
Thought Holt had some game, McCrorie also had a good game imo.
— Kieran (@kieranmcl96) October 25, 2017
Jason Holt > Ryan Jack
— Chrissy (@ChrissyLove78) October 25, 2017
Me too pal only saw the performance of jason Holt tonight a positive x
— Robert Carson (@Carson70Robert) October 25, 2017
Didn't doubt him for a second????????
— Chels ???? (@chelseamacg) October 25, 2017
Jason Holt, who was pencilled in as a reserve option at the start of the season, is easily our best midfielder.
— RusevDay (@RetirePaulSmith) October 25, 2017
With a trip to face his old side on Saturday at their temporary Murrayfield – and Ryan Jack suspended after his red card against Killie – Holt will be desperate to carry on his form and continue to impress.
Rangers could face something of a selection crisis against the Jambos with Jack and Dorrans both possiibly missing the trip to the home of Scottish rugby.
Holt’s last goal for the Gers came against Queen of the South.
In other Rangers news, Kris Boyd tore into Caixinha after the defeat against Motherwell.