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I'm not ready for Scotland call, admits Rangers' Jason Holt

Jason Holt insists Gordon Strachan was right to leave him out of his Scotland squad - because he is not yet at that level.

The Ibrox midfielder has been in impressive form, hitting 10 goals in 34 appearances.

His performances have helped Mark Warburton's team open a commanding 14-point lead over tonight's Championship opponents Falkirk and put Gers on course for their top-flight return.

But his displays were not enough to convince Strachan when he named two 19-man squads for friendlies with the Czech Republic and Denmark.

That caused anger amongst the Light Blues legions - who were also unhappy that Ibrox skipper Lee Wallace was overlooked. However, Holt confessed he still has some way to go.

The 23-year-old said: "Every player has aspirations of playing for their country. All you can do is keep working hard, trying to do well and you just never know.

"There are a lot of good players in that squad playing in the top leagues in England so I think I still have a long way to go.

"When you see your name getting thrown about it's flattering but I don't think you can look too much into it, you can only do what you can do on the pitch."

Holt would like to see the promotion battle wrapped up before the Gers' Scottish Cup semi-final clash with Celtic on April 17.

He added: "The quicker you win a league the better but nothing is done and we just need to keep working hard."

Scottish Championship: Falkirk Stadium, 7.45pm

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