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Onwards and upwards, says Holt

PUBLISHED: 08:55 06 January 2010 | UPDATED: 07:13 02 July 2010

Grant Holt (right) is a fan of rising City star Korey Smith.

Grant Holt (right) is a fan of rising City star Korey Smith.

Cult hero Grant Holt has sounded a League One promotion battle cry after the Canaries powered into top two for the first time this season.

Holt insists it is onwards and upwards following City's weekend 1-0 win at Wycombe that dislodged Charlton from the automatic promotion spots behind runaway leaders Leeds.

Cult hero Grant Holt has sounded a League One promotion battle cry after the Canaries powered into top two for the first time this season.

Holt insists it is onwards and upwards following City's weekend 1-0 win at Wycombe that dislodged Charlton from the automatic promotion spots behind runaway leaders Leeds.

“We've been chasing down and chasing down,” said Holt. “We've put in some fantastic performances and we're on a great run. That was our aim (getting into the top two) and we're there now. I said to the lads in the changing room 'Now we're there, it's all about cementing that position.' We need to keep going and if we can get ourselves further and further away even better. We'll just worry about ourselves.

“It's not a case of what Charlton or Leeds or whoever do - we just have to worry about our own performances, get the results and the league will take care of itself. We never looked to catch Charlton, we just wanted to do our own thing and we have. Now if we keep winning we'll stay in the same position and anything else is just a bonus.”

Manager Paul Lambert has already secured permanent deals for loan duo Russell Martin and Anthony McNamee, but the Scot is also looking for a centre-half and striking back up this month.

Holt said: “Strength in depth is so important nowadays in the game. You can see at the weekend we had a couple of injuries but Korey (Smith) came back in and did ever so well. That is the measure of a good squad.

“We've got players injured so they will come back - the likes of Michael Spillane who was superb for us and Owain Tudur Jones is there or thereabouts. Look at someone like Paul McVeigh who travelled to Wycombe and didn't make the bench. That shows you what a good squad we have and for myself I'm just happy to be part of it.”

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