The Daily Record understands that Jason Holt has skipped Rangers leaving for their pre-season training camp in Spain to discuss a potential move to Fleetwood Town. The Sky Bet League One club are managed by Joey Barton, a former team mate of Holt when he previously played at Ibrox.
New Rangers manager Steven Gerrard is keen to retain Holt to his squad ahead of his debut season in management. However, he at least wishes to speak to Barton, who is also entering his first managerial job, to see if a possible move would be beneficial to him.
Holt has spent the last three seasons playing for Rangers, amassing over 100 appearances for the club. It could still be that Holt does indeed fly out to link up with the rest of the squad in the next few days, should he decide a switch to the Cod Army is not the way to go.
Rangers have started their pre-season early as they are soon to get involved in UEFA Europa League qualifiers. Gerrard left Eduardo Herrera, Fabio Cardoso and Harry Forrester out of the travelling contingent to Andalusia too. They are expected to leave.
The 25-year-old does have previous experience of English football following a loan spell with Sheffield United in the second half of the 2014/15 campaign. He appeared 33 times for Rangers last season, suggesting that he is indeed a player that is regularly called upon. The fact that Gerrard wants to keep him seemingly isn’t completely enough to rule out the prospect of playing under Barton.