Audio: Grant Holt England call-up would mean missing David Fox’s big day

David Fox admits he is having to delay the seating plans for his wedding this summer – just in case Grant Holt gets the England call his current form would merit.

The City's skipper's brace not only secured the win over Wolves on Saturday, but sent Holt ninth in the club's all-time scoring charts with 67 goals in his two and a half years at Carrow Road.

Wayne Rooney is the only Englishman with more top-flight goals this season, firming the case that Holt should be on the plane to Poland and Ukraine for this summer's European Championships.

And Fox agrees – even though it leaves him with a little question mark over preparations for his wedding to fianc�e Nicola in Cyprus during the close season.

'Well he's meant to be coming to my wedding, but I don't know now – I've told him not to book his tickets yet; I'll have to speak to him via video link or something,' said Fox.


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'I don't know whether to put him on the table plans yet, but I wouldn't be surprised if he is off to the Ukraine. It's nice that only Rooney had scored more than him and Holty wouldn't let anyone down.

'It would be two less people to pay for at the wedding though, so I wouldn't mind – although his (dance floor) moves are good, so I'd miss him for those.'

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It would be a similar dilemma for City goalkeeper John Ruddy, who is due to be on honeymoon while England are in action.

As for Holt, Fox sung the number nine's praises as City's go-to guy delivered a match-winning performance – even though his late red card made it a nervous end.

'He's just ridiculous,' said Fox. 'When you see him in training, you sometimes wonder how he has ever scored a goal – but on a Saturday he's just unbelievable.

'He is all for Saturdays – that's how he is. But that is all people want to know and all people really see. Some of the goals he scores on a Saturday you just think, 'How does he do it?' – and he does it time and time again.

'His first goal today was different class, to put it over the keeper and nod it in. We had just gone a goal down and you need your big players, and Holty is definitely one of those.

'You've just got so much confidence in him and it's great to know when you need him, he will come up and score goals.

'The the amount of pressure penalties he's taken in the time I've been here and the amount of goals he has scored, the boys look to him to do something and pretty much every Saturday he produces for us.

'He's got this reputation as a bit of a hustler and a bustler, and he'll score his headers, but he scores some very good goals – right foot, left foot – and he's a very good finisher. He's got all sorts of attributes and his technique for the first goal was brilliant.'

Victory was Norwich's first since their win at Swansea in February, and Fox admitted it was nice to dispel any lingering doubts cultivated by a run of one draw from their five games before the weekend: 'It's nice to get a win and put the last few weeks to bed,' he added.

'Even though we've played well we haven't got the results, but it's nice to get a positive result at home, and it puts us up the table a bit now so things are looking a bit better. To get the equaliser so soon settled everyone down, players included.

'It's not easy when you are 1-0 down and you have to start chasing games, and they had a lot behind the ball.

'So to get that equaliser very quickly was the turning point of the game.'

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