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Former Norwich City striker Grant Holt makes shock move to non-league club

Former Norwich City striker Grant Holt has signed for non-league club King’s Lynn.

His former Norwich City team-mate Simon Lappin has also joined the side in the Southern League Premier Division today. They have both signed on free transfers.

Holt, 36, is a vastly experienced striker who has spent most of his career playing in the Football League. He has played for Sheffield Wednesday, Barrow, Blackpool, Nottingham Forest, Shrewsbury, Wigan Athletic and Aston Villa, to name a handful. His best spells were with Rochdale and Norwich City.

Holt has played 553 games in his career and has scored 191 goals. He earned his right to be a Norwich legend when he scored 24 goals in 39 games to fire them into the Championship in 2009/10 and then the season after scored 21 goals to help the Canaries gain back to back promotions to the Premier League.

In his 2 seasons in the Premier League, Holt scored 23 goals in 2 seasons, before leaving Norwich for Wigan in 2013. Since then Holt has not hit the form he had with the Canaries, despite earning a brief loan move to Aston Villa in 2014, who were then in the Premier League.

Holt played for Hibernian in the Scottish Championship last season under former Bolton and Celtic boss Neil Lennon. He scored 5 goals and helped them gain promotion to the Scottish Premier League but his contract was not extended and he left when it expired. He has been out of work since but has now returned to the game with non-league Kings Lynn Town FC.

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