Jason Derek Holt (born 19 February 1993) is a Scottish professional footballer who plays as a midfielder for Fleetwood Town, on loan from Rangers.
Holt has previously played for Heart of Midlothian, Raith Rovers and Sheffield United. He has represented Scotland at under-19, under-20 and under-21 level.
Heart of Midlothian
Holt grew up in Musselburgh as a Hearts fan and attended Musselburgh Grammar School before signing for Heart of Midlothian in 2002. He was a member of the Hearts under-19 squad who finished second behind Celtic in the under-19 league in 2010–11. He picked up the Clydesdale Bank Premier League under-19 player of the season award.
Despite being part of the squad that travelled to Italy for pre season, Holt had to wait until the last day of the 2010–11 season to make his First team debut on 15 May 2011 as a substitute against Dundee United. His performance for the under 19 squad in the early part of the 2011–12 season earned him a new three-year contract extending his stay with the club until 2014. With Hearts in financial difficulty and wanting to bring through members of their under 19 squad into the first team, Holt was sent on loan to Raith Rovers to gain first team experience.
He scored on his first start for Hearts, away to St Johnstone in March 2012.
On 21 November 2011, after impressing in a bounce game, Holt joined Scottish First Division side Raith Rovers on loan until 5 January 2012. Making his debut on 26 November 2011 scoring the first goal in the ninth minute in their 3–2 win against Hamilton. In all Holt made five appearances for the side with his last appearance coming as a substitute on 2 January against Dundee. On 5 January he returned to Hearts.
Holt moved on loan to Sheffield United on 30 January 2015 for the rest of the 2014–15 season.
On 22 July 2015, Holt signed a three-year deal with Rangers after impressing on a trial spell. The Ibrox side agreed a development compensation fee of £65,000 with Heart of Midlothian. Holt scored his first goal for Rangers in a 5–1 win over Alloa Athletic. He scored a brace against title rivals Hibernian and played a vital role for a 4–2 win. This match against Hibernian was a crucial one for the club due to the fact that Hibs were level on points with Rangers, but after this match the points difference were extended to three points.
Holt has represented Scotland at under-19 level and under-20 level and was called up to the under-21 squad in 2011 and made his debut a year later.
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