RANGERS midfielder Jason Holt hopes to follow in the footsteps of team-mate Ryan Jack following the latter’s elevation to the Scotland squad.

Jack, a summer arrival at Gers from Aberdeen, was called into the national squad for the first time by interim manager Malky Mackay for last night’s friendly against Holland.

That selection has given encouragement to players such as Holt to make the breakthrough to the top level.

The 24-year-old told RangersTV: “It’s great and I’m thoroughly delighted for Ryan. He really deserves it and obviously I’ll be watching and wish him all the best in the game.

“Hopefully in the future, more boys can start stepping up and getting into the squads. That will come from our own performances and performing on a consistent basis.

“If we do that, then hopefully we have a chance. Everyone’s ambition would be to play for their country, but you need to be playing every week and playing well too.”