Jason Holt admits he's accepted his Rangers career is over

Callum McGregor of Celtic and Jason Holt of Rangers compete for the ball  during the Scottish Cup Semi-Final match between Celtic and Rangers at Hampden Park on April 23, 2017 in Glasgow,...

Glasgow Rangers midfielder Jason Holt is set to remain on the Ibrox club's books for another year.

Jason Holt of Rangers tracked by James Forrest of Celtic during the Betfred Cup Semi-Final match between Rangers and Celtic at Hampden Park on October 23, 2016 in Glasgow, Scotland.

In comments reported by the Evening Times, Jason Holt has admitted that he has accepted that his Rangers career is over after completing a loan move that is set to run until the end of his contract at Ibrox.

Holt's days at Rangers have arguably looked to be numbered since Steven Gerrard arrived at the club last summer. Having struggled to stamp his authority on a spot in the side since their promotion to the Scottish Premiership, Holt was loaned out to Fleetwood Town ahead of last season.

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His time in League One did not appear to do much for his situation. The 26-year-old was overshadowed by Greg Docherty, who was playing in the same division after also being loaned out by the Gers. 

It would have come as no surprise to the Gers supporters therefore, that Holt was on the move during the most recent window with St Johnstone taking the midfielder on loan for the campaign. With Transfermarkt showing that his Rangers contract expires next summer, it appears that the loan means that he has already played his final game for the Gers.

Steven Gerrard, Manager of Rangers FC looks on during the Ladbrokes Premiership match between Rangers and Celtic at Ibrox Stadium on September 01, 2019 in Glasgow, Scotland.

And Holt is clearly aware that he is all but out the Ibrox door as he explained the difficulty of coming to terms with the prospect of leaving Rangers.

“It’s a wrench to leave Rangers, of course it is,” he said, as reported by the Evening Times. “It’s a big club, a special club but in football you have to think about your career and move on sometimes.”

“I had a great time at Rangers. I had a great relationship with the fans there. The first couple of years were great. I like to think I made a contribution there when I played and I’ll look back fondly on it. But it was time to move on," he went on to add.

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.

While Holt did not always escape criticism from the supporters, and there do not appear to be many suggesting that Gerrard has made a mistake with the former Hearts man, he has been a good servant for the Gers, making well over 100 appearances for the side in all competitions. 

Nevertheless, as Holt suggests, it does appear to be right time to part ways, with Rangers looking to step up and the midfielder keen to play regularly ahead of what should be the peak years of his career.

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