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Report: St Johnstone want Rangers' Jason Holt

Jason Holt of Rangers scores during the Scottish Championship match between Hibernian and Rangers at Easter Road on April 20, 2016 in Edinburgh, Scotland.

The 26-year-old is totally out of the picture at Ibrox side Glasgow Rangers.

15th April 2018, Hampden Park, Glasgow, Scotland; Scottish Cup football, semi final, Celtic versus Rangers;  Celtic's Patrick Roberts is brought down by Rangers' Jason Holt for another...

One of Rangers' forgotten men played for the reserves this week.

Joe Dodoo, who joined the Gers three years ago, played for Graeme Murty's side in a win over Fleetwood Town in midweek.

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There is virtually no speculation about the striker leaving Auchenhowie, but his presence was a reminder that there's still a number of long-forgotten figures at Rangers.

But another one, Jason Holt, might be leaving, if rumours are believed.

 

According to The Scottish Sun, Holt, who spent last season on loan with Joey Barton's Fleetwood, is a wanted man by St Johnstone boss Tommy Wright.

The 26-year-old couldn't be any more out of the picture at Rangers under Steven Gerrard and he hasn't made a competitive appearance for the light Blues since May of 2018 - a 5-5 draw with Hibernian.

If he goes, it'll be the last of Holt at Ibrox, even though it's only supposed to be a loan. That's because the Scottish midfielder will be a free agent by the time he returns to Glasgow and, as mentioned, an extension looks nigh-on impossible.

Holt will do well at St Johnstone if it materialises. His work ethic will ensure that he wins over the fans anywhere he goes, and former Rangers boss Pedro Caixinha praised this aspect of his game in 2017, telling The Glasgow Evening Times: "Let me say, it would be really unfair for me if I didn’t refer to Jason Holt.

“He is a hard worker. We kept him from last season because he is always like this and you know that you really can count on him."

Fleetwood Town's Jason Holt during the Sky Bet League One match between Burton Albion and Fleetwood Town at Pirelli Stadium on February 23, 2019 in Burton-upon-Trent, United Kingdom.

 

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