Tommy Wright says that Rangers loanee Jason Holt is finally starting to motor in the middle of his St Johnstone midfield.
So far in Perth Holt has made eight Premiership appearances. Missing six of the first eight squads will have proven frustrating for him but now he’s getting regular minutes.
Speaking with the Press and Journal about the midfielder (page 53, 19/12/19), Wright says he’s been pleased with different aspects of the Gers loanee’s game.
“Holty has been getting better with every game and is showing what a good player he is,” said Wright. “The more game time he’s getting you’re seeing what he’s capable of.
“He is good on the ball, he drives people forward and he knows how to play his position very well. He also gets into the box, so with him alongside Murray Davidson, Ali McCann, David Wotherspoon or Liam Craig we are quite strong in there.”
St Johnstone are battling at the bottom
It appears as if Wright is extremely pleased with Holt’s recent progress following a stop-start beginning in Perth. That’s just as well given St Johnstone’s current predicament.
They’re currently battling for survival, sitting tenth in the Premiership. A big win away to Hearts meant they now have a three point gap on the bottom two but big fixtures await Holt and his teammates.
Before the winter break, the Perthshire outfit will face fellow bottom six foes St Mirren, Hamilton and Ross County. Results in those three fixtures could really give Wright’s men breathing space.
Holt will have a part to play in that revival if his adopted manager’s recent comments are anything to go off.