Norwich City chief Neil Adams aims to make it a miserable return for Grant Holt
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Neil Adams aims to make Grant Holt's Norwich City return a miserable occasion.
The club's former triple player-of-the-year will be feted by home fans this weekend for his service during a successful stint that brought two promotions to the Premier League but Adams wants his players to write the headlines on Saturday at Carrow Road.
'He is in the Hall of Fame for a reason,' he said. 'He was excellent for Norwich City and I would be surprised if there was anyone who didn't know what I thought of him. He is a great person as well but we have moved on. It is not about Grant Holt, we know what he can do.
'We'll shake his hand after the game but hopefully he is in a really bad mood by that stage because they have lost. Grant is a legend and rightly so. He was fantastic during his time here, but obviously we've got to make sure he has a quiet day on Saturday. He's a handful and he can be a match-winner, as every Norwich fan knows only too well, but they have other threats as well. They're not a one-man team, but I am sure he will get a good reception. He deserves that but it is about us.'
Adams knows exactly what to expect from Holt in a Terriers' shirt but building on Norwich's win against the striker's parent club Wigan is the City manager's top priority.
'He has had a bit of a tough time at Wigan but from what we have watched of him in recent games is the Grant Holt of old,' saidAdams. 'He plays high, he leads the line, he makes it difficult to mark him and he is a threat, but as I have said it won't be focusing just on him. They have (Sean) Scannell and Nahki Wells who are lively.