By Wayne Veysey
Rangers have held talks about terminating the contract of Jason Holt, Football Insider understands.
The central midfielder, 26, has slipped down the pecking order at Ibrox after spending last season on loan at League One club Fleetwood Town.
Ibrox sources have told Football Insider the club are looking to get Holt off their wage bill and are willing to pay up a chunk of the final year of his contract, which expires net summer.
The Glasgow giants’ hopes of finding a buyer or loan club for Holt were dented after he suffered a campaign-ending knee injury in March.
There is still a possibility the midfielder could go on loan before Monday’s transfer deadline, although Rangers could still ending up footing the bill for some of his salary.
Holt has been told he doesn’t feature in the plans of Steven Gerrard, who regards Steven Davis, Ryan Jack, Glen Kamara, Joe Aribo, Scott Arfield and Greg Docherty as the senior midfielders in his side.
Holt made a sound impression last season at Fleetwood, where he made 29 league starts among 36 appearances in all competitions and manager Joey Barton spoke of his eagerness to sign him permanently before his knee injury.
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