Shortly after Steven Gerrard arrived at Rangers in the summer, it became clear that Jason Holt was surplus to requirements.

The 26-year-old moved south of the border on loan, in mid-June.

The deal saw him link up with former team-mate, Joey Barton, at Fleetwood Town.

Barton has had a steady start to his managerial career. (Photo by Chris Vaughan – CameraSport via Getty Images)

Familiar faces and the promise of first team football, made this one a no brainer.

Collectively, it’s been a decent season to date. The Trawlermen are currently 10th in League One, ensuring Holt is looking down the table at fellow Gers loanees Greg Docherty and Jak Alnwick.

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However, on a personal note, it really hasn’t went to plan.

On Tuesday evening, the midfielder played all 90 minutes of Fleetwood’s 2-1 away defeat at Coventry.

In so doing, he extended an unwanted and increasingly alarming record.

Holt has been a regular fixture in central midfield under Barton. (Photo by Richard Martin-Roberts – CameraSport via Getty Images)

He still hasn’t been directly involved in a league goal since his move.

 

That’s now 31 appearances and counting without a goal or assist.

2273 minutes, to be exact.

Of course, central midfielders have plenty on their plate and can’t solely be judged on goals.

Yet, Holt has always had an eye for a strike or two. In 89 league appearances for the Gers, he scored twelve times.

Holt gets himself on the scoresheet against Hibs in a 2016 Championship fixture. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty images)

That’s a touch he’s misplaced right now, though.

With just nine games remaining, hopefully he can make at least one contribution in the final third before the season’s up.

At this stage though, you wouldn’t bet against the run continuing.

For now, all he has to show for his time, are five yellow cards.

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