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Grant Holt leaves decision on his Norwich City future in the hands of others

PUBLISHED: 08:49 15 May 2013 | UPDATED: 08:59 15 May 2013

Grant Holt's future is set to be the primary debate for another summer. Picture: Paul Chesterton / Focus Images

Grant Holt's future is set to be the primary debate for another summer. Picture: Paul Chesterton / Focus Images

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Grant Holt believes it is for others to decide whether he will still be a Norwich City player next season.

The 32-year-old striker has had the toughest season of his four at Carrow Road, where his role for the good of the team sacrificed his goalscoring chances.

That has led plenty of speculation among City fans over whether their hero will move on come the summer, especially as his wife and children are back living in Carlisle.

But Holt is adamant his personal and professional situations are not inextricably linked.

“It’s been topsy turvy this season, and it’s been different,” admitted Holt. “At the end of the day we’re safe. We’re secure. That’s what we planned to do at the start of the season and no matter how we’ve done it, we have got there.

“It has been indifferent. I’ve enjoyed it at times and sometimes I haven’t, but that’s football.

“You get on with it and you do a job for the team. You do what you are asked to do.

“As a squad we knew as a goal we had to stay up, no matter what beliefs or anything different we do. And we’ve achieved that – with one game to go. I think if you had asked anyone for that at the start of the season they would have been happy.

“It’s good for the club. They can build again and start looking towards next season now, and try to keep going and progress.

“A lot of people talk about the family thing and it’s a decision that was made between me and my wife and family, and that was it.

“I’ve always said my family comes first and I don’t want to take my kids all over the country, and they are at the age where they are starting school.

“But that’s got no bearing on my football career. Only the manager and the people upstairs will know if they want me to be here next year. I’ve got my contract and we will see how it goes from there.”


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