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1 March 2013

Skipper looks to take form to Old Trafford

HAVING grabbed the winning strike against Everton in City’s last Barclays Premier League outing, Canary skipper Grant Holt is looking forward to Saturday’s trip to Old Trafford.

Holt’s injury-time winner secured City’s first league win of 2013 and saw the Carlisle-born striker register his fifth goal of the season.

“I think everyone’s aware we needed that win and three-point cushion,” said Holt.

Although it was City’s first win in 10 league games, the Canaries are now on a run of four without loss.

“I think we’ve been a bit unlucky in recent weeks, with draws we thought we should have got a little more out of, but we didn’t, but to get the thee points and the eight-point cushion gives us a massive boost with 10 games to go.”

And City’s number nine was pleased to register that all-important winner which sent Carrow Road into delirium: “That’s the way it goes – I thought my chance had gone 30 seconds before with Distin, but thankfully it fell to me and I managed to get the goal.”

But now the Canary camp turns its attention to the next game and a tough test at title favourites Manchester United.

“When you go to Man United you raise your game,” said Holt. “You know what to expect and you know what they’re going to do, but we’ve got a game plan and we’ll go there with it.

“It’s one of the biggest games. But if you look at our record we’re not doing too badly against the bigger clubs. And we can only do what we can do, and do what we do best – we’ll go there with a plan and see where that takes us.”

This Saturday could mark the 1,000th senior appearance of Manchester United winger Ryan Giggs – the Welshman having made his mark in City’s recent encounters against the Red Devils, Holt commented: “It’s fantastic when you look at him he seems to be getting better and better.

“When we played them last year he literally ran the show. And at his age to keep doing it at the highest level and perform the way he has is a mark of how a good a pro he’s been throughout his career.”


Hear more from the City skipper on Canaries Player as he previews the game and speaks to former Canary Paul McVeigh on this week's 'Kick It Off' show -
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