JASON Holt says he is glad his injury saga is over after completing 73 minutes against Ross County and is already preparing for what he thinks will be a tough cup game in midweek.

The midfielder had been suffering an ankle problem since July and made his full return in Saturday’s draw.

Holt is now hoping to be involved when Queen of the South visit Ibrox on Tuesday in the League Cup quarter-finals.

The 23-year-old said: “I was really happy to get back out on the pitch and get playing again, it has been a tough time and it is frustrating watching from the stands.

“Injuries happen in football though and you just have to deal with it and get on with it but I’m back now so I’m happy.

“It was very frustrating, to drop two points at home is not ideal at all but the performance for the majority of the game and the chances we created on another day might have gone in.

“There is no doubt that Tuesday will be another tough task, it is going to be a difficult game and they have been doing really well in their own league this season.

“In the previous meetings last season they were all tough games so we will be expecting a really hard game but it is one that we are looking forward to.

“They have been doing really well so no matter what happened last season it will be a tough game and we know that and expect that but if we keep working hard hopefully we can do well.”

After Tuesday’s cup encounter the Gers have a trip away to last season’s runners-up Aberdeen.

Holt continued:

“We will look to build on that performance on Tuesday and then after that it’s Aberdeen away and they are all tough games in this league so we will have to work extremely hard.”

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