JASON Holt says Rangers 3-0 win over Kilmarnock was exactly what the team needed after a disappointing week.

The midfielder said the Gers needed to bounce back after an Old Firm defeat and then dropping points against St Johnstone and he believes the Light Blues controlling display was the perfect tonic.

Holt was felled by former Ibrox man Stevie Smith to win Andy Halliday’s 29th minute penalty and was instrumental in the middle alongside Josh Windass and spotkick taker Halliday.

The 23-year-old told RangersTV: “We are happy with the result, obviously Tuesday was disappointing, especially the second-half performance and we knew we needed a big performance on Saturday and we got that so we’re delighted.

“We produced the performance we wanted, we started the game at high tempo and we put our chances away so it’s a happy dressing room.

“I think the general tempo of the play was better from Tuesday, the passing, the passing forward, the getting in the gaps and creating opportunities for others was improved too.

“That first goal was how we like to play football, we have been disappointed but we needed the performance to bounce back and I think we got that.

“Lee’s finish was great, it was a great move and a good ball from Josh and Waldo has showed previously that if he gets in those positions he usually puts them in the back of the net and he did that.”

Holt had a brilliant chance to open the scoring inside a minute against Killie but his strike was just wide.

The pacey Scotsman has netted once this season, in the League Cup against Queen of the South, and is hopeful he can start adding to his tally again after going agonisingly close is recent weeks.

He continued:

“Obviously it’s frustrating not the score the goals but I’m getting in the positions which is a positive and I am sure the goals will come.

“After Tuesday and Sunday before that we wanted to start getting momentum again so we can look forward to Ross County now.”

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