JASON HOLT is ready to step into the Rangers midfield if he is called upon by boss Pedro Caixinha next week.

The 24-year-old has struggled for first team action so far this season after falling down the Ibrox pecking order behind the likes of Ryan Jack, Graham Dorrans and Carlos Pena.

But he came off the bench to play his part in the 4-1 victory over Hamilton last week after Jack picked up two yellow cards at the SuperSeal Stadium.

Holt could now be handed a start when the Gers return to action against St Johnstone next Friday night.

And he is determined to make the most of any chances he gets to impress this term and help the Light Blues in the Premiership.

Holt told RangersTV: “Throughout the season we are going to have suspensions, and when these opportunities arise, someone needs to step-in and take their chance. If I get the call I’ll be ready to step-in.

“It’s been very frustrating, as it would be for any footballer but especially for myself as you just want to play games.

“My game-time has been really limited but what you need to do is just keep training hard and when you get that opportunity, you need to be ready. I think in the games I’ve been called upon, I’ve gone on and done well.

“It’s never nice not playing, but I’ve always been there and thereabouts with the squad, constantly training hard and just looking to impress the gaffer and try to get back in the team.

“At Hamilton, the Gaffer wanted me to go on and sit in where Jacko was previously. We were down to 10-men obviously, so it was going to be difficult, but I was to go in there and just try to keep the shape.

“It was nice to come on and help the boys. When I came on it was 3-1 and to get the penalty and score it made it 4-1, which was a nice cushion.

“From there, it was a case of seeing the game out, but I was happy just to come in and help the team.”