Former Rangers midfielder Jason Holt has signed a contract with Scottish Premiership rivals Livingston after his release from Ibrox.

The midfielder spent last season on-loan at St. Johnstone and made 17 appearances for the Perthshire club before the coronavirus shutdown.

Holt, 27, signs for the Lions on a two-year deal and it is incredible to think that this is only now off the back of his contract expiring at Rangers.

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Holt hasn’t played for Rangers since making a substitute appearance in the 4-0 Scottish Cup semi-final defeat to Celtic in April 2018.

The midfielder would spend the season on loan at Fleetwood Town in Steven Gerrard’s first term in charge, making 36 games for Joey Barton’s League One side.

 

In 2016, then Rangers manager Mark Warburton secured both Andy Halliday and Jason Holt on four-year contracts which saw both players’ contracts expire this summer.

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A Livingston statement reads:

“Livingston FC is delighted to announce the signing of 27-year-old midfielder Jason Holt on a two-year-deal following his release from Rangers.

“Jason will wear the number 18 shirt for the season ahead.

“Welcome to Livingston, Jason!”

Jason Holt is well thought of at Rangers and the club’s fans will wish him all the best at Livingston. (Photo by Mark Runnacles/Getty Images)

Likeable midfielder Jason Holt joined Rangers from Hearts in 2015 and was a firm fans’ favourite during his early years at Ibrox.

Holt made 115 appearances for Rangers [Transfermarkt] and the club’s supporters will wish the midfielder all the best as he begins a new adventure in West Lothian.

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