PEDRO CAIXINHA has praised Jason Holt for his all-action displays and the unselfish hard work he has put in for his team in recent weeks.

The industrious midfielder found himself in and out of the team in January and February but since March 1, when Rangers beat St Johnstone 3-2 in a Wednesday night Premiership fixture at Ibrox, he has enjoyed a run in the starting eleven and played a key role in the club’s eight-game unbeaten streak.

Today’s 2-0 victory over Partick Thistle once again highlighted his importance to Caixinha’s side as he covered every blade of the Ibrox turf, giving the Partick Thistle players no time to settle on the ball while also providing a threat in the last third of the pitch.

Caixinha is well aware of the attributes Holt has and speaking to RangersTV following the 2-0 victory over the Jags, the manager said: “Jason is that type of player that all the coaches like to have.

“You don’t need to tell him that much and of course there are a few points that we need to add to Jason’s game.

“But he’s fantastic, he’s so humble, he’s so energetic and his batteries are like those rabbits’ that are never stopping.

“He’s a guy that is committed to playing a proactive game all the time so I’m very pleased with him.

“He’s giving us a lot and, of course, it’s that type of player you like to have in your squad because of his consistency and what you can expect from him. It’s always present on the pitch.”

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