Jason Holt has spoken to BBC Sport about his time at Rangers.
The 26-year-old joined St Johnstone on a season-long loan from the Ibrox side on Deadline Day, in search of game time.
✍️| The Club is delighted to announce the signing of @RangersFC midfielder Jason Holt on a season-long-loan.
The 26-year-old is our second #DeadlineDay signing and has been with the Ibrox outfit since joining from Hearts in 2015.
— St. Johnstone FC (@StJohnstone) September 2, 2019
He’s still contracted to the Gers until May [Transfermarkt], but it seems he’s accepted he won’t play for the Light Blues again.
His efforts away on loan at Fleetwood Town last season weren’t enough to force his way back into the reckoning, and after missing out on pre-season opportunities, it was time to move on.
Rangers loanee Jason Holt accepts his Rangers days are numbered
“I think it (joining St Johnstone) is the best option for myself and my playing career, so it was something I was eager to do,” Holt told BBC Sport.
“You never want to leave a club the size of Rangers and what it brings and what it’s about.
“I loved it at Rangers. We had some good times, some disappointing times where we didn’t quite achieve what we should have and played with consistency, but overall I really enjoyed it.”
These are classy comments from a player who always gave 100% for the jersey.
An industrious midfielder with an eye for goal, he rarely let the side down and he played a significant role in helping the Gers gain promotion from the Championship.
However, things changed for the player after the arrival of Steven Gerrard. The new manager made strengthening the midfield a priority and the fact is, that Holt offers less quality than the multiple other midfielders who have joined the club since.
He’s still valued at a significant £675k by Transfermarkt, but it looks as though after spending this season in Perth, he’ll simply be released by the club and will move on as a free agent.