Warburton confirms progress with Holt & Eustace


Rangers manager Mark Warburton
has heaped praise on trialists Jason Holt and John Eustace, and hopes to add
them to his summer recruits.
The former Brentford boss has
been running the rule over Eustace the past fortnight, and Holt the past week,
and both are impressing their potential new gaffer.
With Wigan
pair James Tavernier and Martyn Waghorn close to completing moves from the DW
to Ibrox, a further pair of quick-fire signings would put Warburton’s side in a
stronger position to face Hibernian next Saturday.

On Holt the boss said:
“Jason has come in and done very well.
He’s an excellent player and we know the situation. All I am doing now is
watching the player train to see if he can add value to our playing squad. If
he can, I go and speak to the powers-that-be at the club, but, right now, he
has been in two or three days and I am delighted to have him in.”
Holt is a ‘playmaker’ but can
occupy any slot in central midfield, and the above confession clearly alludes
to the sentiment that if he does enough to impress Warburton, he will be
snapped up within days like now-Rangers midfielder Andy Halliday was.
The Eustace situation is a little
more complicated. David Weir has expressed that his knee is ‘fine’ but the
former Derby holding midfielder is nevertheless currently working hard with Murray Park
physios to get himself up to fitness. Warburton added:
“John has done well with the physio
department. I know John very well from my Watford days and watching him play
against us at Derby.
We knew when Derby
played with John in the team that they won 88 per cent of their games, I think
it was.”
It seems if Eustace can prove his
fitness, he too will join on a fairly imminent basis, and he and Holt, coupled
with Waghorn and Tavernier, with Scott Allan and Stevie May continuing to be
linked in the background, could seriously aid the squad’s status.
The merry-go-round that is
Rangers’ summer transfer window is not slowing down any time soon.


  1. All looking positive now, I just hope they can push the boat out to capture the signing of Scott Allan I really feel that could be the icing on the cake and looking forward to the match against Burnley to give us an idea where we stand at the moment.

  2. Great to see king backing warbu with hard cash 1million for Allan and the same for may is great I've been trying to buy a season ticket since I heard the news but been told there is now a waiting list watp

  3. Mark Warburton and David Weir seem to be doing a magnificent job with the new fitness regime at Murray Park and the way they want all the Rangers teams to play a type of total football that the Dutch footballers always preferred. Pass & move is what all really great players do throughout a game and they are instilling this brand of football into every player signed to the club. W & W are totally convinced that they can sign a fairly young player who has academy skills as a youth, coupled with playing regular first team experience until he is 23 or 24. They know that with the right coaching, they can turn them into even better players than when they signed them. Young, fit, skillful players with the right attitude should be good enough to win the League this season and put them in a better position for the Premiership next year. It may take a few months of PATIENCE for the BEARS, but stick with it and give them a real chance to shine in the long term fix of Rangers.

  4. Ibrox noise,I did correct you on this yesterday regarding mark warburton rating jason holt highly mate

  5. Aswas just said , " Patience " is what all good Rangers fans have to do.
    Murry park should have been used this way when it opened, breed your own players to play your way, your system and what i like is " discipline ".
    McCoist lost his chance 3 years ago when he should have stuck bye the young boys who won the 3rd division.
    Anyway, lets give the manager, the team and the board a chance.
    Onwards and upwards watp

  6. The difference is MW does not run a holiday camp like Ally did. With Ally the players trained as asked and in doing so asked no questions. Players like Boyd and Co you could see were not fit when asked to come in and had lost their touch. MW is a different animal he will not stand for anything other than hard work for reward. He will not have slackers or anyone being carried by others on that pitch. He is known to improve players especially youngsters. I have six ex season ticket friends that have only paid the odd time at the gate for matches all trying to get season ticket books again so it bodes well. Only problem is they are finding they are now in a line to get them. If MW gets us back into the SPL Ibrox will be rocking next season and who would want to miss our return to top flight and be apart of the MW Era.

  7. OK Ally wasn't our best ever manager, but he was my hero while growing up, and we should still wish him all the best and that he uses all that money in the best way possible.

  8. Just hoping all the new boys realise its not for the pay, its for the team. We've been duped too many times. Seems like a good selection of players and hope they bond well for us. WATP

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