RANGERS midfielder Jason Holt admits that the individual errors the Ibrox men are currently guilty of making are frustrating, and that recent home defeats have been hurting the squad.

Holt, who has worn the captain’s armband since the win over Aberdeen last month, says that the Rangers players have to eradicate such lapses from their game, with opportunities missed to claw back points on the sides above them in the table.

“Every defeat hurts, especially as our home form can be improved,” Holt said. “We’ve lost quite a few games at home which is unacceptable.

“We’ve looked at the second goal and analysed it, and there are a few things we can do better in the lead up to the goal to prevent it.

“It’s frustrating - the chances we had previously to claw points back on others we haven’t taken them.

“We got back in a good position in the game and I could only see us winning it, but we made a few errors in the lead up to the penalty.

“We looked at the first half and it was evident that we didn’t get our shape right and were caused a few problems. But we addressed it and applied pressure on Hibs and the game was played in their half.

“You always look to improve but the first half was the most disappointing thing as we didn’t stamp authority on the game.

“Collectively we made errors one after another for their second goal.”

Holt refuted suggestions that the pressure and expectancy of 50,000 fans at Ibrox is proving difficult for some of the Rangers players to deal with.

“It’s part and parcel of being at this club and we should all be able to handle it,” he said. “We knew we could get back into it even at 1-0 down and we managed to do that, and I felt only one side would win.”

Rangers will be away from home this evening as they make the short journey to take on Partick Thistle at Firhill, and Holt knows that they won’t be getting an easy ride from their Glasgow rivals.

“It will be a difficult game - every game there will be tough,” he said. “The cup game went to extra time and we won a league game late on, so we know what to expect.”