JASON HOLT admits only he can ensure he stays in the Gers line-up following his inclusion in every starting XI since return from injury.

The midfielder was plagued by an ankle injury which meant a stop-start opening to the season but he slotted into Mark Warburton’s side the moment he was declared fully fit.

After defeat to Aberdeen Holt knows how important it is that the Light Blues begin to pick up points in the Premiership.

The 23-year-old said: “I think I’ve been doing alright; I was just delighted to get back in the team because it was a frustrating time out injured.

“When I was back in training I just wanted to try and impress the manager and get back in the team, I have done that so it is down to me to keep the jersey now.

“I went back into full training and we keen to impress and the gaffer put me in so it was down to me to perform.

“Overall we are still disappointed about the weekend because we never won the game but I think we have made progression in our performances from a few weeks but we need to turn those into wins because that is frustrating.

“Ultimately we need to get the points to climb the table and we have been happy with the gradual progression but that’s not good enough.

“We need to get more goals to try and win the games but in general we don’t need to change too much.

“Our performances have been pretty decent but it’s about when we’re on top taking our chances and ultimately putting the ball in the back of the net.

“Against Queen of the South we saw that the first goal changes the game so in games gone by when we haven’t picked up points it’s been because we haven’t been scoring when we’re on top – that is the important thing and we need to look to do that.”

Partick Thistle are the next visitors to Ibrox in a crucial league encounter for Rangers, who currently sit seventh in the table.

Holt continued:

“There is pressure going into every game, Saturday is no different but this time we need to keep the level of performance up and take our chances throughout the game.

“I have played against them a few times in the past and I’m aware it will be a difficult game, they will come to Ibrox and make it difficult for us but it’s down to us to show our qualities and do what we do.”

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