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Rangers' Jordan Rossiter shares Jason Holt influence

Jordan Rossiter of Rangers during the Ladbrokes Scottish Premiership match between Rangers and Hamilton Academical at Ibrox Stadium on August 6, 2016 in Glasgow, Scotland.

Jordan Rossiter has left Ibrox side Glasgow Rangers on loan.

Jordan Rossiter of Rangers in action during a pre-season friendly between Rangers FC and Burnley FC at Ibrox Stadium on July 30, 2016 in Glasgow, Scotland.

Jordan Rossiter has told The Scottish Sun that Jason Holt influenced his decision to leave Rangers for his latest club.

The Gers midfielder has signed up for a season-long loan at Fleetwood Town in League One.

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He will play under former Rangers flop Joey Barton, briefly a team-mate of Rossiter's in 2016.

Barton has previously signed Holt on a short-term basis for the English side, and Rossiter claims that effusive praise about the team from Holt played a role in his decision.

 

“I know Joey and Clint from my Rangers days and when he got in touch this is where I wanted to come and play my football," said Rossiter.

“I played a few games with Joey and he really took me in as a younger lad and he looked after me.

“I knew Jason Holt at Rangers and he couldn’t say enough good things about the place after his spell here last year."

Holt was a success down South last season, starting 29 games for Barton's side. The 26-year-old is back with Rangers now, but if Steven Gerrard didn't need Rossiter then the likelyhood is that Holt stands very little chance of staying with the Gers' first team.

He joined the Ibrox side in 2015 and has since clocked 87 appearances in the league.

Jordan Rossiter of Rangers during the Ladbrokes Scottish Premiership match between Rangers and Hamilton Academical at Ibrox Stadium on August 6, 2016 in Glasgow, Scotland.

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