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6th Nov, 2017 | 1:24pm

Rangers 24-year-old makes admission about return to XI

By James Black

Returning Rangers ace Jason Holt has admitted he was never concerned over his long-term place in the Rangers team despite being frozen out for long spells so far this season.

Holt has come back into the side in recent weeks and has won rave reviews for his performances in the heart of midfield.

The 24-year-old put in a man-of-the-match performance in the win against Partick Thistle on Saturday as he started alongside Ryan Jack at Ibrox.

The former Hearts midfielder had previously been a mainstay in the side over the last two seasons before falling out of favour following Pedro Caixinha’s summer rebuild.

Holt revealed he just kept working on the training ground and hoping for an opportunity to impress.

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“I wasn’t overly concerned,” Holt said, as quotd by the Daily Record website.

“I was confident I’d get back in the team eventually.

“When you’re not playing, the only thing you can do Monday to Friday is work your socks off and try to get in the manager’s plans.

“Thats what I was doing and when the chance came I took it.”

Holt has made 91 appearances, scoring 14 times, for the Gers since moving from Hearts in 2015.

The midfielder found himself behind Jack and Graham Dorrans in the pecking order for a starting place at Ibrox but has grabbed his recent opportunity with both hands.

With Jordan Rossiter and Niko Kranjcar also to come into contention, Holt will need to keep this level of performance up if he is to stay in the starting XI.

Holt’s Ibrox deal ends in 2020.

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