MARK WARBURTON is delighted to see Jason Holt thriving under the Ibrox spotlight after he continued his impressive start to the season on Saturday.

Holt netted his fourth goal in seven games to set Rangers on their way to a 4-0 win over St Mirren at Ibrox and was once again a key figure in the middle of the park.

The former Hearts star has quickly established himself as a first team regular for the Light Blues this season and is amongst top performers for the Championship leaders this term.

Glasgow Times: Rangers' Jason Holt (left) celebrates his goal with his team-mates against Livingston on Saturday

Rangers host Dumbarton tonight aiming to open up a three point lead over Hibernian at the top of the table and kick-off a crucial run of fixtures with another league triumph.

And boss Warburton is confident Holt can continue to shine and prove his worth for the Gers in the coming weeks and months.

He said: "We knew he'd technical ability, we knew that from the first day in training.

“He's well-liked about the place, great character around the place. His forward runs and his awareness has been outstanding.

“He's been first-class, a consistent performer and I'm delighted with his contribution.

“You can do all the research in the world but when they walk out in front of 50,000 people and the first two passes go astray they have to have the character.

Glasgow Times: Rangers' Jason Holt celebrates his goal the Ladbrokes Scottish Championship match at Tony Macaroni Arena, Livingston. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Saturday November 21, 2015. See PA story SOCCER Livingston. Photo credit should read: PA Wire. EDI

“Crowds are crowds, they turn quickly. We knew Jason had the ability but we were unsure how he'd deal with Ibrox.

“But he thrives on it. I can't speak highly enough of him.

“You have seen the level of performance he is delivering week in, week out. His consistency of performance is really good.

“He is getting goals, he is getting into forward areas and he is assisting with goals. As an attacking midfield player, you want goals and you want assists.

“He is doing everything I have asked of him, and more. He is adding value all over the park and off the park. I can’t speak highly enough of it.”