JASON Holt is targeting a place in the Scotland squad after seeing fellow Rangers midfielder Ryan Jack earn his maiden call-up last week.

Former Aberdeen man Jack is set to make his debut for the national team at Pittodrie this evening when interim manager Malky Mackay leads the Tartan Army in a friendly against the Netherlands.

And Holt, who has represented Scotland at various youth levels, was encouraged to see his teammate rewarded for his performances at Ibrox and hopes he can follow his example in the future.

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“It’s great and I’m thoroughly delighted for Ryan,” Holt told Rangers TV.

“He really deserves it and obviously I’ll be watching and wish him all the best in the game.

“Hopefully in the future, more boys can start stepping up and getting into the squads. That will come from our own performances and performing on a consistent basis.

“If we do that, then hopefully we have a chance. Everyone’s ambition would be to play for their country, but personally you need to be playing every week and playing well too.

“It’s an aim I certainly have for the future.”

Holt has been pleased to see Graeme Murty have a positive impact on the Gers first team since taking over as caretaker following Pedro Caixinha’s dismissal.

The Under-20 boss has led the Light Blues to two wins in two games against Hearts and Partick Thistle and the 24-year-old insists the squad are enjoying working under him for a second time this year.

“He’s been great,” said Holt. “Before the Hearts game we never had much time so it was a case of going out there and touching up on a few details, but we had the whole week leading up to the Partick game where we worked on a few things, and I think all the boys have thoroughly enjoyed working under him.

“It makes it easier when you win games of football, but, like I say, it all the boys enjoy working with him and I think you can see that in our performances.”