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4th Mar, 2018 | 3:28pm

Rangers midfielder will find it hard to force his way back into starting XI


Rangers midfielder Jason Holt has found himself sidelined after a one-match ban forced him to miss the recent win over Hamilton – and the 25-year-old will find it incredibly hard to force his way back into the starting XI.

Greg Docherty and Sean Goss have been Graeme Murty’s first-pick midfield pairing in the Gers last few games and the pair of January signings are going from strength to strength in the centre of the park for the Light Blues.

Both have been contributing goals or assists an have completely changed the dynamic of the Gers’ midfield in recent games.

Holt has been left kicking his heels after being stand-in captain recently and now faces a real fight to get back into the team – particularly with the likes of Graham Dorrans getting close to a return from injury and only adding to the competition for places in the starting XI.

Holt has chipped in with seven assists in his 25 appearances for the Gers this seaon but with Docherty and Goss providing a similar number between them in the Gers last four games, the gormer Hearts man needs to offer more if he usurp either of them.

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What makes it a bit more difficult for Holt is that he wouldn’t be a like-for-like swap for either of them – although wouldn’t be too far from it – and would necessitate a minor tweak to how Rangers play.

It might create a selection headache for Murty but it is one that the Gers boss will be happy to have as he aims to lift the club’s first major trophy in seven years.

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