TAKE IT FOR GRANTED – HOLT WAS STAYING PUT
GRANT HOLT would never have left Norwich on transfer deadline day, according to his teammates.
Scottish champions Rangers put in a cheeky bid for the striker but the Canaries immediately rejected it.
And defender Russell Martin said: “There was no uncertainty in our group that anyone would go at any point.
“When they put in a bid for Holty it was quite late on. It would take a LOT of money to let him go from this club.
“When the manager came out and said that no-one was going, we knew as players that no-one would go.
“We’re lucky the club has stayed strong, the manager has stayed strong and we’ve shown our ambition.
“It might have been easy to say, ‘Yes, we’ll take some money for one of our players’, but there was none of that.
“Grant has been massive for us. He’s our captain, he’s a big character on and off the pitch and it was a bonus to keep him.
“I’m sure there are a few clubs looking at a few of our players because of how well everyone’s done. That’s the way football is.
“There will always be speculation, but we’ve kept our group and it’s a strong group and we’ve added two more who will definitely benefit us.”
Holt’s goals have given Norwich a real chance of survival – and Anthony Pilkington insists that’s still the main aim.
“We had a plan at the start of the season to survive and we’re not looking away from that,” said the striker.
“We know what a difficult league this is and anything can happen.”
GOING NOWHERE: Holt