Audio: Grant Holt - My Norwich City achievements will take some time to sink in

Grant Holt admitted it will take some time for him to realise exactly what he has achieved at Carrow Road, as Norwich City's talisman enjoyed a memorable final� to the Premier League campaign.

Grant Holt admitted it will take some time for him to realise exactly what he has achieved at Carrow Road, as Norwich City's talisman enjoyed a memorable final� to the Premier League campaign.

First the Canaries' skipper gave the hosts a deserved ninth-minute lead by using his shoulder to convert Bradley Johnson's free-kick.

And long after Simeon Jackson made a City win inevitable, the post-match celebrations saw Holt awarded the Barry Bulter Memorial Trophy as player of the season for the third successive time – no player has ever won the title more than twice.

It was a bouncing day at Carrow Road and Holt admitted his three seasons, 70 goals and 130 appearances are still some way from sinking in.

'I don't think I can take that in at the moment,' said the City number nine.

'It's a weird one. Someone said to me on Saturday if I won it I'll be the first one ever to do it three times, and when you look at the names on the trophy and you look at the people that have been here and through this club as players, it's ridiculous.

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'I'm sure it will sink in at some point. Maybe not now. Maybe in a while when I'm not playing. I think at some point when I walk away from this football club it might hit me a little bit more and I'll realise what I've achieved here.'

City's victory over a poor Aston Villa side ensured a 12th place finish on their Premier League return, when at the start of the season 17th would have been deemed a success. Goalkeeper John Ruddy, who kept his third clean sheet of the season on Sunday was voted second in the fans' gong, with soon to be out of contract midfielder David Fox third.

'It's a great achievement for me and lovely to be thought of in that way and get it again – I think big John should have got it, but my opinion doesn't count. Hopefully he'll scoop the players' player (award).'

Holt's 15th Premier League strike of the season now sees him joint seventh in City's all-time scoring list alongside John Deehan.

Meanwhile Villa looked a desperate outfit with an impressive away following making it abundantly clear they do not want Alex McLeish in charge by the time next season comes around.

And having been excellent in their draw at Arsenal last weekend, Holt admitted City had the bit between their teeth to finish out the season in style – especially given the last two end-of-season celebrations had more than outshone the 90 minutes on the pitch.

'You could see there was a confidence out there today – maybe a little bit of an arrogance,' added Holt. 'We knew the way we performed last week, we had to step it up and do it again. The way we moved the ball around was great and it was just an enjoyable game to be involved in.

'We talked before about coming out and enjoying the game and doing it in the right manner, in the right way. In the last two years we didn't really do that – I think we enjoyed the party too much.

'We came out today and I thought from start to finish we were excellent.'

Holt was ignoring any suggestions his opening goal came off his arm –but did admitted City's set-piece work at Colney was once again paying dividends.

'I shouldered it; it's a tough skill – I was saying to the lads in there, it's a tough skill to get across your man and shoulder it in,' said Holt.

'But I was just happy to see it go in. I've had a few messages to say a lot of people bet on me to score 15 league goals, so they will have won a bit of money which is good.

'We work on those set pieces – and that's why we work on them on a Thursday. Benno (Ryan Bennett) has got a good block on my man and I've managed to nip around the back and get my shoulder on it.

'It's great and I think that took the pressure off a little bit. We were dominated but hadn't got the goal to see them off. Once we got that and then Simeon did what he does best – sniffs around the box and finishes it off – I think that was the end of them really.'