Jason Holt looks to emulate Rangers team-mate after huge stride in career
By James Black
Rangers midfielder Jason Holt wants to follow midfield partner Ryan Jack into the Scotland squad for the upcoming UEFA Nations League campaign.
Jack has been named in the pool to face Holland at Pittodrie on Thursday and is expected to win his first cap for Scotland, which is a huge stride in terms of his career development.
Holt, 24 has represented Scotland at a number of youth levels but has ever been called into the senior squad and hopes he can change that by impressing at club level.
The Musselburgh-born midfielder has been a peripheral figure in the Rangers squad so far this season but has recently returned to the starting XI and impressed with a string of good performances.
Holt believes more players at Ibrox should be aiming for international recognition and revealed that he hopes to follow Jack and pull on the dark blue of Scotland.
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“Hopefully in the future, more boys can start stepping up and getting into the squads,” Holt told RangersTV, as quoted by the club’s official website.
“That will come from our own performances and performing on a consistent basis.
“If we do that, then hopefully we have a chance. Everyone’s ambition would be to play for their country, but personally you need to be playing every week and playing well too.
“It’s an aim I certainly have for the future.”
Holt scored his first goal of the season in the recent draw with Kilmarnock at Ibrox and turned in a man-of-the-match performance against Partick Thistle last weekend.
With a new manager at Ibrox imminent following Pedro Caixinha’s sacking, the midfielder couldn’t have picked a better time to find some form
The former Hearts and Sheffield United ace will be hoping he can continue his run of impressive performances when the Gers return to action after the international break against Hamilton at Ibrox.
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