The Gers saw their unbeaten league run ended by Hibs on Sunday.
Mark Warburton’s team came up short in a pulsating encounter at Easter Road to bring about an end to their 100% league record.
Hibs’ victory reduced the gap at the top of the table to five points and will boost confidence that a serious challenge to Rangers’ title ambitions can be sustained by the Edinburgh club.
The Gers will feel aggrieved to have left Easter Road with no points and Holt reflected on the mood within the camp following the result.
“We’re really disappointed about the result, but we can only look forward now and on Saturday, we will be looking for a reaction, and the players are definitely up for doing that, and we want to put it right with a positive result,” he told rangers.co.uk.
“There was a sense of anger in the dressing room after, and they’re spot-on using that word. That came from playing well in the game, but just not getting anything from it, so we now need to use that anger and put it towards the game at the weekend.”
The quality of the Rangers squad should ensure that Sunday’s loss is little more than a bump in the road, but it has served to take the gloss off what had previously been an all-conquering league campaign.
Warburton will be looking for an immediate response when Alloa visit on Saturday, and given the Wasps’ form this season, nothing other than a convincing Rangers win looks to be on the cards.