Jason Holt's response when asked whether Rangers' team is better than Hearts'

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Rangers midfielder Jason Holt was part of the Hearts team which won the Scottish Championship title last season.

Jason Holt has told the Daily Record that it is still too early to say whether Rangers’ team is better than the Hearts squad he was a part of last season.

Holt was in the Hearts side which claimed the Scottish Championship title during the 2014/15 campaign, and he is hoping to repeat the feat in Glasgow this term.

However, despite the Gers winning 12 of their first 13 matches, the central midfielder is still unsure as to just how strong the squad which Mark Warburton has assembled at Ibrox is.

“It’s hard to say if this Rangers team is better,” he said.

“It’s similar teams playing similar styles but we’re just concentrating on what we do now – and at the moment all the boys are enjoying it.

“It’s still quite early in the season so you can’t look into it too much. There are a lot of games to go and we just need to keep focusing on each game and doing the right things.”

Holt was actually away from Hearts at the time they won the league title last season, as he was taking in a loan spell at Sheffield United.

The 22-year-old is unlikely to be loaned out by Rangers, though, as he has played a key role for them since joining their ranks.

Holt has forced his way into the Light Blues’ starting line-up, and his form has been very impressive over the early part of the campaign.

The energetic midfielder has netted four times in his opening 17 matches for Warburton’s side, and he will be aiming to maintain his high standards after the international break.

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