Jason Holt says weekend defeat ‘hurts’ as Livingston get set to travel to his former club Rangers this Sunday.

Holt started in midfield as his Livi side slumped to a 3-1 home defeat at the hands of Kilmarnock. The Ayrshire men only had two days of group training under their belts following a string of positive coronavirus tests prior to this encounter. It’s a setback for the Lions ahead of their travels to Rangers this Sunday.

Disappointment for the Lions. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

After the Killie game, Holt spoke of the team’s disappointment to not keep their run of consecutive wins going: “It’s massively disappointing. Obviously off the back of a good run that we had going, we built up a bit of momentum.

“As soon as we got the ball we stopped doing what we normally do and then going in behind at half time it’s not a great situation. But we knew that we could come out the traps in the second half and get back in the game. Once the third goal goes in it probably kills the game.


“They made it difficult after that for us to break them down The defeat today it hurts to be honest, but we need to dust ourselves down and prepare for another massive game next week.”

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Rangers are next. (Photo by Willie Vass/Pool via Getty Images)

Livingston face a Rangers side off the back of an Old Firm win at Ibrox and Holt is all too familiar with how rampant an in-form Rangers can be. The former Gers man does not underestimate his former team but is hopeful of coming away with points.

“Their confidence will be sky-high and we know it’s going to be an extremely difficult game and probably similar to the game against Celtic,” said Holt. “If we go there with a plan and try and implement our style on the park then hopefully we can get a positive result.

“In the past we have managed to get points off them but it’s probably a different task when it’s at Ibrox. It’s even more difficult. We just need to prepare for the game properly and do our jobs.

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Rangers will cause problems but Holt knows what needs to be done. (Photo by Willie Vass/Pool via Getty Images)

“We know that they are a really strong squad of players a really fantastic team under we know that we have to be on top of our game.”

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