Report: Rangers pursue Jason Holt, midfielder recommended by David Weir

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Rangers are reportedly chasing midfielder Jason Holt.

According to the Scottish Sun, Rangers are chasing midfielder Jason Holt, who is a free agent having left Scottish rivals Hearts.

Having signed defenders Danny Wilson and Rob Kiernan earlier this week, new manager Mark Warburton is now seemingly chasing reinforcements in other areas of the pitch.

The Scottish Sun believe that Warburton has now targeted midfielder Holt, who could be a bargain signing this summer having left Hearts at the end of his contract - though Rangers would allegedly have to pay a compensation fee given that Holt came up through the ranks at Tynecastle.

The 22-year-old established himself in the first team at Hearts, and his performances led to a move to Sheffield United in January, where he scored five goals in 15 games.

Now, Holt is available to sign this summer, and the report suggests that Warburton has been advised to target Holt by assistant David Weir.

What would Holt bring to Rangers?

The diminutive midfielder has earned a reputation for being able to score goals from midfield, and he could certainly make an impact for Rangers.

With Warburton admitting to talkSPORT on Friday that a deal to sign experienced midfielder John Eustace is progressing, he now needs to find more mobile players to get forward and make a difference in the final third.

Holt could certainly do that, and with Warburton targeting home grown players, he fits the bill in many ways for Rangers - especially given his availability having left Hearts.

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