Norwich City captain Holt gunning for goals
Norwich skipper Grant Holt believes he is close to recapturing his potent goalscoring form ahead of today's latest Championship test at QPR.
Holt has been content to let others grab the limelight in recent weeks but is confident of adding to his four goal haul after an injury-interrupted spell since last season's prolific League One exploits.
'I'm getting there. The more game time I get, the better the sharpness,' he said. 'The last few weeks I feel I have been playing well. The team has been doing well - although I haven't been getting on the scoresheet as much. I seem to have turned into a bit of an assist person flicking it on for others but as long as the team win I've said all along, 'it's not about me scoring goals, but getting to where we want to be.'
'We're looking forward to it and we've trained hard the past two weeks. It's difficult when you have a little break because you want to be playing games but it also gives us a chance to rest a few lads with knocks. We're ready to go. I don't think there's ever a good time to have a break when you are performing well but hopefully that gives us the energy to put in a big performance.'
Holt insists Norwich can prevail at the most daunting Championship outpost on current league form.
'It doesn't matter who you play in this league it is difficult every week; whether or not it's a team who haven't conceded at home,' he said. 'We just see it as another game, play it how we want to play and focus on ourselves and let them worry about us. It's been documented how much money they have got and how much they have brought in but that doesn't give you success.
'We had the momentum from last year, we have a great team spirit, and it shows. We've also got the support behind us and it never surprises you how they travel in big numbers and fill the grounds out. Even when we go to places a million miles away they pack it out. We always try to do our best and entertain them and hopefully we can give them something to go home cheering about.'
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Holt partnered Simeon Jackson in the recent league win at Bristol City and the Norwich skipper believes the pacy Canadian international is a major addition to Paul Lambert's attacking armoury this season.
'That is the calibre of player the manager can bring in,' he said. 'We have different attributes which you need. Simeon is a player you can give the ball over the top because he is so quick. He's a good player and you could see that playing against him at Gillingham. It's disappointing for Chrissy (Martin) who was playing well but the manager has decided to change it and try a different style. He'll come back.
'You know it could be me, it could be Simeon but Chrissy will bide his time and he is a great lad to have around the club and I'm sure once he gets a chance, he'll take it. They are two different players so you have to adapt. You know that Simeon wants the ball in behind so you are trying to flick things on and obviously with Chrissy its more into his feet and we have this great understanding from last year. All different players come in, different midfielders, and its important the manager has people in the squad who can change games.'