Jason Holt

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Jason Holt
Personal information
Full name Jason Derek Holt[1]
Date of birth (1993-02-19) 19 February 1993 (age 24)
Place of birth Musselburgh, Scotland
Height 1.68 m (5 ft 6 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Rangers
Number 23
Youth career
2000–2002 Musselburgh Windsor
2002–2011 Heart of Midlothian
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2011–2015 Heart of Midlothian 62 (7)
2011–2012 Raith Rovers (loan) 5 (1)
2015 Sheffield United (loan) 16 (5)
2015– Rangers 53 (10)
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 17:15, 2 March 2017 (UTC).

Jason Derek Holt (born 19 February 1993) is a Scottish professional footballer, who plays as a midfielder for Scottish Premiership side Rangers.

Holt has previously played for Heart of Midlothian, Raith Rovers and Sheffield United. He has represented Scotland at under-19, under-20 and under-21 level.

Club career[edit]

Heart of Midlothian[edit]

Holt grew up in Musselburgh as a Hearts fan and attended Musselburgh Grammar School before signing for Heart of Midlothian in 2002.[2] He was a member of the Hearts under-19 squad who finished second behind Celtic in the under-19 league in 2010–11.[3] He picked up the Clydesdale Bank Premier League under-19 player of the season award.[4]

Despite being part of the squad that travelled to Italy for pre season,[5] 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.[6] 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.[7] With Hearts in financial difficulty and wanting to bring through members of their under 19 squad into the first team,[8] Holt was sent on loan to Raith Rovers to gain first team experience.[9]

He scored on his first start for Hearts, away to St Johnstone in March 2012.[10]

Loan spells[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.[11] Making his debut on 26 November 2011 scoring the first goal in the ninth minute in their 3–2 win against Hamilton.[12] In all Holt made five appearances for the side with his last appearance coming as a substitute on 2 January against Dundee.[13] On 5 January he returned to Hearts.[14]

Holt moved on loan to Sheffield United on 30 January 2015 for the rest of the 2014–15 season.[15]

Rangers[edit]

On 22 July 2015, Holt signed a three-year deal with Rangers after impressing on a trial spell.[16] The Ibrox side agreed a development compensation fee of £65,000 with Heart of Midlothian.[17] Holt scored his first goal for Rangers in a 5–1 win over Alloa Athletic.[18] He scored a brace against title rivals Hibernian and played a vital role for a 4–2 win. This match against Hibernian was a crucial one for the club due to the fact that Hibs were level on points with Rangers, but after this match the points difference were extended to three points.[19]

International career[edit]

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

Career statistics[edit]

As of 14:45, 8 November 2016 (UTC)[22][23]
Club Season League National Cup League Cup Other Total
Division Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Heart of Midlothian 2010–11 Scottish Premier League 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
2011–12 Scottish Premier League 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1
2012–13 Scottish Premier League 21 3 0 0 2 0 0 0 23 3
2013–14 Scottish Premiership 23 1 0 0 3 0 0 0 26 1
2014–15 Scottish Championship 15 2 1 0 2 0 1[a] 0 19 2
Total 62 7 1 0 7 0 1 0 71 7
Raith Rovers (loan) 2011–12 Scottish First Division 5 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 1
Sheffield United (loan) 2014–15 English League One 16 5 0 0 0 0 1[b] 0 17 5
Rangers 2015–16 Scottish Championship 32 10 6 1 2 0 5[a] 1 45 12
2016–17 Scottish Premiership 7 0 0 0 4 1 11 0
Total 39 10 6 1 6 1 5 1 54 12
Career total 122 23 7 1 13 1 7 1 147 25
  1. ^ a b All appearances in Scottish Challenge Cup
  2. ^ Appearance in 2015 Football League play-offs

Honours[edit]

Club[edit]

Heart of Midlothian
Rangers

Individual[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Jason Holt". Barry Hugman's Footballers. Retrieved 17 April 2017. 
  2. ^ "A word with... Jason Holt". Heart of Midlothian F.C. www.heartsfc.co.uk. 9 December 2011. Archived from the original on 1 August 2012. Retrieved 19 December 2011. 
  3. ^ "Jason vows to build on award". www.heartsfc.co.uk. Heart of Midlothian Football Club. 4 May 2011. Archived from the original on 9 May 2011. 
  4. ^ "Under 19 Player of the season 2010–11". 
  5. ^ "Hearts Squad Travelling to Italy for Pre season". Archived from the original on 14 July 2010. Retrieved 15 May 2011. 
  6. ^ "Dundee United v Hearts". BBC Sport. BBC. 15 May 2011. 
  7. ^ "Hat-trick of new deals". www.heartsfc.co.uk. Heart of Midlothian Football Club. 18 November 2011. Archived from the original on 20 November 2011. 
  8. ^ "Hearts start fast-tracking youth players to first team". Evening News. Edinburgh: Johnston Press. 21 November 2011. Retrieved 21 November 2011. 
  9. ^ "Trio off on loan". www.heartsfc.co.uk. Heart of Midlothian Football Club. Archived from the original on 1 November 2013. 
  10. ^ "St Johnstone Football Club - News Archive". perthstjohnstonefc.co.uk. Retrieved 2016-01-04. 
  11. ^ "Loan Signings Confirmed". Raith Rovers F.C. 26 November 2011. Retrieved 26 November 2011. [permanent dead link]
  12. ^ "Raith Rovers 3 – 2 Hamilton Academical". SFL. 26 November 2011. Archived from the original on 25 May 2012. Retrieved 26 November 2011. 
  13. ^ "Raith Rovers 0–1 Dundee". BBC Sport. BBC. 2 January 2012. Retrieved 5 January 2012. 
  14. ^ "Hearts Pair Loan Deals Extended". Raith Rovers FC. 5 January 2012. Retrieved 5 January 2012. [permanent dead link]
  15. ^ "Jason Holt: Sheffield United sign Hearts midfielder on loan". BBC Sport. BBC. 30 January 2015. Retrieved 1 February 2015. 
  16. ^ "Rangers sign ex-Hearts player on three-year deal". BBC Sport. BBC. 22 July 2015. 
  17. ^ McCarthy, David (22 July 2015). "Jason Holt to sign for Rangers within next 24 hours after shining as a trialist against Burnley". Daily Record. Glasgow: Trinity Mirror. 
  18. ^ "Jason Holt: Rangers sign ex-Hearts player on three-year deal". BBC Sport. BBC. 22 July 2015. 
  19. ^ Thomson, Nick (28 December 2015). "Rangers 4-2 Hibernian". Rangers.co.uk. Rangers Football Club. 
  20. ^ "Jason Holt – U19 Squad". Scottish Football Association. 
  21. ^ "Holt steps up as Scots target vital points". Herald Scotland. 5 October 2011. Retrieved 7 November 2011. 
  22. ^ "Jason Holt Soccerway Stats". Soccerway. 7 November 2011. Retrieved 7 November 2011. 
  23. ^ "Jason Holt Soccerbase Stats". Soccerbase. Retrieved 7 November 2011. 
  24. ^ Burke, Andy (5 April 2016). "Rangers 1-0 Dumbarton". BBC Sport. BBC. Retrieved 5 April 2016. 
  25. ^ English, Tom (10 April 2016). "Rangers 4-0 Peterhead". BBC Sport. BBC. Retrieved 10 April 2016. 
  26. ^ "Only two Celtic players in Scottish Premiership team of season". BBC Sport. BBC. 29 April 2016. Retrieved 29 April 2016. 

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