Rangers midfielder Jason Holt suggests reason why he has been so useful in front of goal this season

The 23-year-old's strike in the Scottish Cup victory over Dundee was his tenth of the season.

Jason Holt has told RangersTV (via club's official website) that he believes that the style of play that Mark Warburton has implemented at Ibrox has been the key factor behind his form in front of goal this season.

The former Hearts man's goal in the victory over Dundee in the Scottish Cup quarter-final on Saturday was his tenth of the campaign, making him the team's fourth highest goalscorer behind Martyn Waghorn, Kenny Miller and James Tavernier. And Holt explained that the boss is probably the person to thank when asked for the reason behind his purple patch.

"I think that has to do with the style of play that the manager has implemented," he told RangersTV (via club's official website).

"We play with a lot of freedom throughout the squad, especially from midfield which allows me and the other midfielders to get forward often and join in attacks.

"It's really good and it suits me down to a tee."

The way that the former Brentford boss has encouraged the team to play appears to have had a positive impact on the entire squad. In the Scottish Championship, the Light Blues have already scored one more goal than they managed in the entirety of last season's league campaign, and Harry Forrester's opener against Dundee brought up the team's century in all competitions.

The ability right through the team to score goals - as right-back Tavernier has proved with his return of 11 strikes - is particularly important as the club attempt to seal their promotion to the Scottish Premiership, seeing as top scorer Waghorn has been out for nearly a month with injury, and Warburton has already hinted that the Scottish Cup semi-final with Celtic in mid-April may come too soon for him to return (via Daily Record).

But if players like Holt can continue to help the side storm to victories in their key man's absence, then it will not only secure the title but it will also send a message to those in the top flight that Rangers have the ability to tear teams apart. 

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