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Gers are finally getting rub of the green, Holt believes

 

By Andy Newport

Midfielder Jason Holt thinks Rangers' luck has finally turned around as they survived a Hibernian barrage at Easter Road.

The Ibrox side had to batten down the hatches as Neil Lennon's Leith outfit threw everything at them during Wednesday night's clash.

But Gers somehow managed to come away from the capital with three points after Josh Windass and Alfredo Morelos struck in a 2-1 smash-and-grab win.

Holt confessed his team had to rely on a major stroke of fortune to secure their fourth straight victory.

Lennon was left fuming when Light Blues substitute David Bates got away with what he thought was a 'blatant' penalty-box handball, while wideman Brandon Barker hit the post twice among a series of chances that went begging for the hosts.

But Holt insists Graeme Murty's men deserved that break after coming out on the wrong end of the twists of fate more than once this term.

"We probably had a wee bit of luck," said the 24-year old. "The second half we were under a bit of pressure, but sometimes you need a bit of luck in this game.

"Previously we've not had that luck but this time we got it.

"That win says a lot about the belief in the squad right now. That belief has been really evident over the past two or three weeks. I think the spirit saw us through.

"Since Murts has come in, the boys have enjoyed working under him. We always give him 100 per cent, that's all you can ask."

Holt was partnered by teenagers Ross McCrorie and Jamie Barjonas in the centre of Gers' midfield.

It was a baptism of fire for Barjonas - deputising for the suspended Ryan Jack - as he made his first start of the season in front of a frenzied crowd.

But Holt said: "I was really impressed with Barjo, I thought he did really well. He was chucked into a difficult game in front of a big crowd at Easter Road.

"But I thought he handled himself really well and showed real maturity."

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