By Dominic Toner

Andy Walker expects Rangers to record a comfortable victory over Hamilton on Saturday and has tipped Jason Holt to play a big role.

The Gers host Hamilton in the Scottish Premiership and will be looking to follow up their impressive 1-1 draw with Celtic.

They are currently eight points behind second-placed Aberdeen and will be keen to close the gap.

Pedro Caixinha will be taking charge of his first game as Gers manager and it’s set to be a great atmosphere at Ibrox.

The new boss will have striker Joe Garner available again as he returns from a suspension, but defender Rob Kiernan remains banned.

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Sky Sports pundit Walker has backed midfielder Holt to play a starring role for Rangers in a 2-0 win against Hamilton.

“Saw more aggression and passion in his (Holt’s) game against Scott Brown at Celtic last weekend, must be more to come from him,” Walker told Sky Sports.

Holt has played an important role for Rangers so far this season and been a regular in the centre of midfield.

The 24-year-old was a popular option under caretaker boss Gramee Murty and will now hope to force his way into Caixinha’s first-team plans.

He has made 28 appearances this season and chipped in with just one goal, but his strengths lie in tackling and possession.

Rangers will be confident ahead of the game against Hamilton after thumping them 6-0 on 4 March in the Scottish Cup quarter-finals.

In other Rangers news, Steven Thompson has delivered his verdict on the club’s current squad and compared it to Old Firm rivals Celtic.

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