Norwich City legend Grant Holt wants his Hibs’ future sorted

Grant Holt wants his future sorted at Hibs.
Picture: James Bass

Grant Holt wants his future sorted at Hibs. Picture: James Bass - Credit: Eastern Daily Press � 2011

Grant Holt is not ready to call time on his career but revealed he is yet to be offered a new Hibs deal after his goalscoring cameo in Saturday's Scottish FA Cup semi-final 3-2 defeat to Aberdeen.

The triple ex-Norwich City player-of-the-year scored his fifth goal of the campaign within two minutes of his arrival as a first half substitute at Hampden for the newly-crowned Scotish Championship winners but Neil Lennon's Hibs suffered a heart-breaking late defeat against the Dons.

Holt signed a one-year deal with the Easter Road club last summer and the 36-year-old still waiting to find out whether he is wanted for a crack at the Scottish top flight.

'Some people have been offered contracts. I've not been offered one as yet,' said Holt. 'The manager has told me he'd like to give me one. I've waited eight weeks and the club haven't offered me anything. I'm not stupid, I'm 36, I've seen clubs go a different direction before. Have I scored enough goals? Probably not. But what I will say is that (Jason Cummings) has scored 20-odd goals and that's not a fluke.'

Lennon was left fuming at the manner of Hibs semi-final defeat.


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'Gallant losers are losers. It was pathetic, utterly pathetic,' he said. 'Some old, bad habits started creeping back in there - players hiding, miscontrolling the ball, not being physical enough. 'We didn't show any responsibility. Two players did; Marvin Bartley and Dylan McGeouch. The rest looked like the boy band they've been over the last three or four years.

'Don't commiserate, it wasn't good enough. We didn't turn up for 30 minutes then for the next 60 we were the better team by a long way, we scored two wonderful goals. But you can't give any team a two-goal start in a semi-final.

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'We got it back, the game could have gone either way but Aberdeen they got a huge slice of luck for their winning goal, it happens. But my players need to have a good look at themselves.'

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