Rangers manager Graeme Murty has named his starting XI to face Partick Thistle with striker Jason Cummings making his first league start for the Gers but the inclusion of Jason Holt has fans furious.
The Gers boss has made 1 change to the side which suffered a 2-1 defeat at the hands of Hibs on Saturday to bring their winning start to 2018 to a end with Alfredo Morelos dropping out for Cummings.
The Light Blues’ starting XI was confirmed by the club’s official Twitter account.
📝 TEAM NEWS: Graeme Murty makes one change to the team for tonight's trip to Firhill with Jason Cummings handed his first league start.
— Rangers Football Club (@RangersFC) February 6, 2018
Rangers fans were distraught to see Holt start ahead of recent signing Greg Docherty with fans feeling the midfielder was “bullied” in Saturday’s clash with Hibs.
Here are some of their comments on Twitter:
Clueless Murty. Holt over Docherty?! Did he not watch Holt get completely bullied on Saturday?
— William Smith (@RFC_William54) February 6, 2018
Goss and holt again?
— Ciaran (@Ciaran_1872) February 6, 2018
Kieran Prior -> Jason Holt
— nci (@BertVanLingen1) February 6, 2018
Holt? Windass? No Morelos or Docherty? Miller and Dodoo make the bench? pic.twitter.com/2lf0psX2Wr
— Steve Smith (@SteveGSmith_) February 6, 2018
I've said it before and I'll say it again – Jason Holt can be no where near the team if we are serious about mounting a challenge to Celtic.
Murty drops our top goalscorer who got very little service on Saturday but Holt and Windass keep their places.
I've seen enough.
— West Mids Loyal (@WestMidsLoyal) February 6, 2018
The Gers could move to within three points of second-placed Aberdeen in the Scottish Premiership with a win over the Jags.
Holt has been handed the captain’s armband in the absence of Lee Wallace recently but was taken off in the second-half of the defeat by Hibs as Murty made changes to push and win the game.
The midfielder joined Rangers in 2015 from Hearts for £65,000 and has made 105 appearances for the Ibrox side.
So far this term, Holt has made 23 appearances for the Gers, scoring once and contributing seven assists.
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.
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