Bobby Russell backs Jason Holt to replace Ryan Jack

General views of Ibrox Stadium during the Rangers v St Johnstone - Scottish League Cup Quarter-Final at Ibrox Stadium on October 28, 2014 in Glasgow, Scotland.

Pedro Caixinha’s Glasgow Rangers will face St Johnstone away from Ibrox in the Scottish Premiership on Friday.

Erik Sviatchenko of Celtic vies with Jason Holt of Rangers during the Rangers v Celtic Ladbrokes Scottish Premiership match at Ibrox Stadium on December 31, 2016 in Glasgow, Scotland.

Rangers will return to action on Friday evening when they take on St Johnstone away from home at McDiarmid Park in Perth in the Scottish Premiership.

Pedro Caixinha’s side will head into the match on the back of a 4-1 victory over Hamilton Academical away from home at the SuperSeal Stadium in the league.

The win against Hamilton saw Rangers bounce back from the 2-0 defeat to Celtic at Ibrox in the Old Firm derby.

Ryan Jack of Rangers gets in his cross into the penalty box during the Europa League first qualifying round match between Rangers and Progres Niederkorn at the Ibrox Stadium on June 29,...

One negative from Rangers’ win against Hamilton last month was the sending-off of Ryan Jack in the 54th minute.

The 25-year-old Scottish defensive midfielder is an important player for the Gers, and it will be interesting to see who replaced him in the starting lineup against St Johnstone.

Rangers legend Bobby Russell believes that Jason Holt could be that man. The 24-year-old midfielder has struggled to play regularly for the Gers so far this season, but the 60-year-old believes that the former Heart of Midlothian star would do a good job against St Johnstone.

Pedro Caixinha poses at the tunnel after he is unveiled as the new manager of Rangers at Ibrox Stadium on March 13, 2017 in Glasgow, Scotland.

“I know Jason Holt is not a sitting playing but he is very mobile and he gets into good positions,” Russell told Herald Scotland. “He has his own qualities, although he is a different type of player.

“I think he could certainly go in there and do a job. He has shown that he is more than capable.”

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