Former Rangers midfielder explains why he had to leave Ibrox
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Former Rangers midfielder explains why he had to leave Ibrox

Former Rangers midfielder Jason Holt has admitted that he had to leave Ibrox for the good of his career after two years on the sidelines.

Holt fell completely out of the picture under Steven Gerrard and has spent time on loan with Fleetwood Town and St. Johnstone since the Liverpool icon has taken over at Ibrox.

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The midfielder’s contract expired at the end of May and he confessed that Gerrard had been open with him about his plans, leaving Holt with a decision to make.

“You never want to leave a club like Rangers but you have conversations with managers and there comes a time when you need a move for the benefit of your career,” Holt told the Scottish Sun.

“But it’s always a difficult decision. Ask any player that has been at a big club, you want it to go on forever but the reality is it’s not going to.

“There comes a time when you think you need to further your playing career and that was the case for me.

“When he (Gerrard) got the job, the first thing I did was speak to him to find out where I stood in his plans.

“I was aware he was going to bring in new players, he was fair with me and said he can’t guarantee me the games I’d had in the past.

“As a player, you have a decision to make whether you want to be a bit-part player or play every week, and I wanted to play every week.”

Holt has been linked with a move to QPR where he would be reunited with the man who brought him to Ibrox, Mark Warburton.

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A move to the Championship would be an interesting one for Holt and, despite struggling to get a look in under Gerrard. he could probably have offered something for the Gers.

Wherever Holt ends up, the midfielder will go with the best wishes of Rangers fans after his time at Ibrox.

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