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Jason Holt
Personal information
Full name Jason Holt
Date of birth (1993-02-19) 19 February 1993 (age 22)
Place of birth Edinburgh, Scotland
Height 1.64 m (5 ft 4 12 in)
Playing position Central Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Sheffield United
(on loan from Heart of Midlothian)
Number 35
Youth career
2000–2002 Musselburgh Windsor
2002–2011 Heart of Midlothian
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2011– Heart of Midlothian 62 (7)
2011–2012 Raith Rovers (loan) 5 (1)
2015– Sheffield United (loan) 8 (1)
National team
2010–2011 Scotland U19 9 (2)
2012 Scotland U20 1 (0)
2011–2013 Scotland U21 7 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 16:36, 14 March 2015 (UTC).

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 13:30, 7 February 2015 (UTC)

Jason Holt (born 19 February 1993) is a professional football player currently playing for Sheffield United, on loan from Heart of Midlothian. Holt has represented Scotland at under-19, under-20 and under-21 level.

Club career[edit]

Hearts[edit]

Holt grew up in Musselburgh a Hearts fan and attended Musselburgh Grammar School, and signed for Heart of Midlothian ("Hearts") in 2002.[1] He was a member of the Hearts successful under 19 squad who finished second behind Celtic in the Scottish Premier League under 19 season in 2010–11.[2] He picked up the Clydesdale Bank Premier League under 19 player of the season award.[3]

Despite being part of the squad that travelled to Italy for pre season,[4] Holt had to wait until the last day of the 2010–11 season to make his First team debut on 15 May 2011 as a substitute against Dundee United.[5] His performance for the under 19 squad in the early part of the 2011–12 season earned him a new three-year contract extending his stay with the club until 2014.[6] With Hearts in financial difficulty and wanting to bring through members of their under 19 squad into the first team,[7] Holt was sent on loan to Raith Rovers to gain first team experience. He scored on his first start for Hearts away to St Johnstone in March 2012.[8] Holt scored an absolute zinger against league rivals Rangers in a 2–0 win at Tynecastle.

Raith Rovers[edit]

On 21 November 2011 after impressing in a bounce game Holt joined Scottish First Division side Raith Rovers on loan until 5 January 2012.[9] Making his debut on 26 November 2011 scoring the first goal in the ninth minute in their 3–2 win against Hamilton.[10] In all Holt made 5 appearances for the side with his last appearance coming as a substitute on 2 January against Dundee.[11] On 5 January he returned to Hearts.[12]

Sheffield United[edit]

Holt moved on loan to Sheffield United on 30 January 2015 for the rest of the season, with a view to a permanent move in the summer should he impress.[13]

International career[edit]

Holt has represented Scotland at under-19 level[14]and under-20 level and was called up to the under-21 squad in 2011 and made his debut a year later.[15]

Career statistics[edit]

As of 14 March 2015[16][17]
Club statistics
Club Season League Scottish Cup League Cup Other Total
App Goals App Goals App Goals App Goals App Goals
Hearts 2010–11 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
2011–12 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1
2012–13 21 3 0 0 2 0 0 0 23 3
2013–14 23 1 0 0 3 0 0 0 26 1
2014–15 15 2 1 0 2 0 1 0 19 2
Total 62 7 1 0 7 0 1 0 71 7
Raith Rovers (loan) 2011–12 5 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 1
Sheffield United (loan) 2014–15 8 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 8 1
Career Total 75 9 1 0 7 0 1 0 84 9

Honours[edit]

Heart of Midlothian

Individual

References[edit]

  1. ^ "A word with... Jason Holt". Heart of Midlothian F.C. 9 December 2011. Retrieved 19 December 2011. 
  2. ^ "Jason vows to build on award". Heart of Midlothian F.C. 4 May 2011. Retrieved 7 November 2011. 
  3. ^ "Under 19 Player of the season 2010–11". Retrieved 14 May 2011. 
  4. ^ "Hearts Squad Travelling to Italy for Pre season". Retrieved 15 May 2011. 
  5. ^ "Dundee United v Hearts". BBC News. 15 May 2011. Retrieved 15 May 2011. 
  6. ^ "Hat-trick of new deals". Heart of Midlothian F.C. 18 November 2011. Retrieved 18 November 2011. 
  7. ^ "Hearts start fast-tracking youth players to first team". Scotsman Publications. Edinburgh Evening News. 21 November 2011. Retrieved 21 November 2011. 
  8. ^ "Trio off on loan". Retrieved 21 November 2011. 
  9. ^ "Loan Signings Confirmed". Raith Rovers F.C. 26 November 2011. Retrieved 26 November 2011. 
  10. ^ "Raith Rovers 3 – 2 Hamilton Academical". SFL. 26 November 2011. Retrieved 26 November 2011. 
  11. ^ "Raith Rovers 0–1 Dundee". BBC Sport. BBC. 2 January 2012. Retrieved 5 January 2012. 
  12. ^ "Hearts Pair Loan Deals Extended". Raith Rovers FC. 5 January 2012. Retrieved 5 January 2012. 
  13. ^ "Jason Holt: Sheffield United sign Hearts midfielder on loan". BBC Sport. 30 January 2015. Retrieved 1 February 2015. 
  14. ^ "Jason Holt – U19 Squad". Scottish Football Association. 
  15. ^ "Holt steps up as Scots target vital points". Herald Scotland. 5 October 2011. Retrieved 7 November 2011. 
  16. ^ "Jason Holt Soccerway Stats". Soccerway. 7 November 2011. Retrieved 7 November 2011. 
  17. ^ "Jason Holt Soccerbase Stats". Soccerbase. Retrieved 7 November 2011.