Eur mad if you don’t take Holt


Midweek Sport - - THURSDAY APRIL 12 - By JON WEST

EL­LIOTT BEN­NETT reck­ons Eng­land must take Nor­wich hit-man Grant Holt to the Eu­ros.

Ben­nett, who bagged the win­ner in the Ca­naries’ 2-1 suc­cess at Spurs, knows just how im­pres­sive Holt has been this term.

Wayne Rooney is the only English­man who has bagged more than the for­mer Rochdale man’s 13-goal haul – and he’s banned for the first two games of the tour­na­ment.

Ben­nett said: “Fans love to moan af­ter a tour­na­ment when Eng­land don’t do well and say, ‘you’re just tak­ing the same old play­ers’.


“If you are talk­ing about pick­ing play­ers on form, then why not?

“Grant is def­i­nitely worth a shot. Other play­ers have had one and he de­serves one.”

Talk­ing of shots, Holt had been on at Ben­nett to take more of them.

And the ex-brighton winger fi­nally took his ad­vice by net­ting a cracker at White Hart Lane.

He said: “A lot of the lads and the gaffer have been on at me to shoot more in games – par­tic­u­larly Holty.

“He’s been pulling me aside and hav­ing lit­tle quiet chats with me. It’s all helped.

“He’s a huge in­flu­ence – not just on the pitch but off it.

“I’m de­lighted to get a goal and three points at Tot­ten­ham.”

It was also his first goal in Nor­wich colours.

He said: “I have had enough chances, haven’t I? You can’t say it was a mat­ter of time but if you don’t shoot you don’t score.”

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