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CITY CONFIRM HOLT MOVE

PUBLISHED

19:00 8th July 2013

by Norwich City Football Club

Canary legend joins Wigan Athletic

NORWICH City can confirm that striker Grant Holt has joined Championship side Wigan Athletic for an undisclosed fee. 

Club captain Holt, who signed for the Canaries from Shrewsbury Town in July 2009, has penned a three-year contract with the Latics.

The 32-year-old scored 78 goals in 168 appearances in all competitions across his four seasons with City, winning the Club’s Player of the Season award three times in a row between 2010 and 2012.

He was also the Canaries’ top goalscorer in each of those three years, while he shared that accolade with Robert Snodgrass last season after scoring eight times in his 38 games.

Holt started his career in the lower leagues with Workington, Halifax Town and Barrow, before getting his break with Sheffield Wednesday in March 2003 after a short time in Singapore with Senkang Marine.

A successful spell at Rochdale earned him a move to Nottingham Forest in January 2006, where he played under current City assistant manager Colin Calderwood.

He transferred to Shrewsbury in June 2008 after a short loan stint at Blackpool, finishing his solitary season in Shropshire as their leading goalscorer before his move to Carrow Road.

Norwich City would like to thank Grant for his outstanding contribution to the Club and wish him the very best in the next stage of his career. 

Reaction from City boss Chris Hughton and free-to-view Holty's goals tribute video to follow.

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