Gary Holt has moved to add Jason Holt to his Livingston squad following the battler’s departure from Rangers.

The 27-year-old has signed a two-year deal in West Lothian. Having spent last season out on loan at St Johnstone, Holt has opted for the Lions following the expiry of his contract at Rangers.

Starting out as youngster at Hearts, Holt made 71 appearances at Tynecastle before loan spells at Raith Rovers and Sheffield United. In 2015, Mark Warburton made him a Rangers player, going on to make 115 appearances in Light Blue.

The past two terms haven’t been spent at the club though, going to Fleetwood Town and St Johnstone on loan. Holt has now tied his permanent future to Livi.

He’ll be a welcome addition as Livi look for improvement upon their opening two matches. A 1-0 defeat to St Mirren on opening day was followed up by an even worse 4-1 defeat to Hibs at the weekend.

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Not the ideal start. (Photo by Callum Landells/Getty Images)

It doesn’t get much easier this week either, with a trip to third place Motherwell to come before hosting Holt’s former club Rangers. It could be in at the deep end for Livingston’s new man.

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