It appears Rangers are ready to let two of their more experienced players go this summer, according to reports in Scotland this week. The Scottish Sun is reporting that new Rangers boss Steven Gerrard has informed both Andy Halliday and Jason Holt that they can leave the club this summer.
Both players were signed by former Gers boss Mark Warburton. Halliday, a lifelong Rangers fan, joined the club on a free transfer from Bradford in 2015 and helped the side win promotion to the Premiership in his first season at the club.
His career at Ibrox has not been uneventful, with a now infamous bust-up with Joey Barton and a loan spell in Azerbaijan with Gabala after falling foul of Pedro Caixinha.
Holt arrived from Hearts following a successful loan spell with Sheffield United in the same summer. He also played a crucial role in the club’s promotion back to the top-flight.
However, what has become clear in recent months, is that the duo are not good enough for Rangers if they want to catch Old Firm rivals Celtic.
The pair are limited in terms of their ability and, simply put, they are not good enough to take Rangers back to the top of Scottish football.
With that in mind, Gerrard would rather clear them off the Ibrox wage-bill and bring in some fresh faces to Glasgow.
One thing that cannot be doubted however is the pair’s commitment. Both always gave their all for the badge and, for that, Rangers fans will always show their appreciation. No doubt the Ibrox faithful will wish them all the best in their next move…
Not bothered about Halliday and Holt leaving because both of them are not good enough but I hope Wallace stays https://t.co/0m1V86sdk3
— Rangers Forever (@WATPForever) June 13, 2018
Halliday & Holt ???
— Chloe (@chloerossxxx) June 14, 2018
Feel sorry for holt and halliday as I honestly thought they gave their all in every game they played, but sometimes their all just isn’t what rangers need, we require better, and I genuinely wish them all the best if they move on, right decision for all,
— John Belton (@johnbelton1) June 14, 2018
I think its refreshing that we’re clearing out mediocre players who didn’t perform. Cummings goes in the same “not quite good enough” category as Holt and Halliday for me. We need a striker, McBurnie would be a great signing, but let’s not just sign someone for the sake of it.
— Paul Butler (@PB_IDL_Darts) June 14, 2018
Neither ultimately good enough but can’t fault either. Halliday gave everything but doesn’t have the quality and Holt has proved himself to be a terrific professional any time he has stepped in to the team. Good luck to both. https://t.co/mZZlep7N7w
— Andy McKellar (@AMcKellar89) June 14, 2018
Thank God. Holt and Halliday free to go. Moh almost away. Wallace to speak to Gerrard on Friday
— Blair Gorman (@Blairgorman86) June 14, 2018
Good luck to Jason holt and Andy Halliday thanks for everything lads ????????????????
— british and proud (@dempster_gary) June 14, 2018
Why are so many fans upset holt and Halliday are leaving ? 2 seasons in a row complete failures get them out there not good enough never where good enough
— Rab mcclymont (@mcc_rab) June 13, 2018
You just know Holt to Hearts, Halliday to Livingston, both to score winners against Rangers is set in stone
— Liam McNaughton (@LiamMcNaughton) June 13, 2018
I’ve nothing personal against Halliday and Holt but they are just not good enough. They have to go this summer. No ifs, buts, maybes or more chances. This should be the end of the road for them at Rangers, simply has to be. We need far better to compete.
— Kirsten (@kirsten93_) June 13, 2018
If rumours r true re: Andy Halliday & Jason Holt leaving,I’d just like 2 wish both all the best for the future,2 very committed,dedicated & passionate players we’ve had over the last 2yrs or so,Halliday especially impressed me when he was sent on loan,then came bk! ????
— Richard Ewings (@EwingsRichard) June 13, 2018
Jason Holt and Andy Halliday appreciation tweet.
If rumours of them leaving are true then I’m sure they leave with the best wishes.
— Marty (@Marty3007) June 13, 2018