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HOLT - NEW THREE YEAR DEAL

3 July 2012

City striker Grant Holt signs new three year contract at the Club

CITY are pleased to announce striker and captain Grant Holt has signed a new three-year deal with the Canaries, committing himself to the Club until 2015.

 

The 31-year old scored 17 goals in all competitions last season, including 15 in the Barclays Premier League as the Canaries finished in 12th position on their return to the top flight.

 

Since joining from Shrewsbury in the summer of 2009 when City were about to embark on a season in League One, Holt has fired his way into the Club's Hall of Fame with 70 goals in 130 appearances as the Canaries soared back to the big time.

 

City boss Chris Hughton said agreeing a new deal with the Club's talismanic skipper was like signing a new player, after a summer of speculation surrounding the big number nine's future: "I said when I first arrived that talking to Grant was a priority as what he has achieved for Norwich and what he brings to the squad is there for all to see.

 

"It's great news that he has signed a new contract and I'm really looking forward to getting down to work with Grant and the rest of the players when we return to training next week."

 

Meanwhile Holt, who was voted Anglian Home Improvements Player of the Year by the fans for the third consecutive year at the end of last season, told canaries.co.uk he was delighted to put pen to paper and was looking forward to starting training with his team-mates next week.

 

"I'm really pleased we've agreed things and that I've got a three-year deal which gives me and my family a bit of security.

 

"I do appreciate where the Club was coming from in terms of the process we've gone through to get to this point. Now I'm just really keen to concentrate on getting back to work with the rest of the lads and concentrating on having a good pre-season and getting ready for the start of another season in the Premier League."


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