Player #869

Appearances:

10

Starts:

3

Goals:

1

Seasons:

1

Grant Holt
Grant Holt

Source: AVFC.co.uk/news/2014/04/08/goalscorer-holt-discusses-pressure-of-standing-in-for-benteke/

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Grant Holt
Grant Holt

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Grant Holt

Position

Centre Forward

From

2013-14

To

2013-14

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Grant Holt

Seasons Quick-View

Seasons

Age*

32

Division

PL

Appearances

10
10

Starts

3
3

Substitute

7
7

Unused

7
7

Goals

1
1

*Age on opening day of the season

FAC: FA Cup; FL: Football League; D1: Division 1; D2: Division 2; D3: Division 3; PL: Premier League; CH: Championship

FULL SEASON BREAKDOWN

Grant Holt

Birth Date

Sunday, 12 April 1981

Birth Place

Carlisle, Cumbria

Birth Country

England

Villa Youth

n/a

From

Transfer in

Wigan Athletic

From

For

Loan

On

Tuesday, 14 January 2014

Previous Clubs

1998 Workington AFC |
1998-01 Halifax Town, Free |
1999-00 Barrow AFC (L) |
2001 Sengkang Marine, Singapore, Free |
2001-03 Barrow AFC, Free |
2003-04 Sheffield Wednesday, Free |
2004-06 Rochdale AFC, Free |
2006-08 Nottingham Forest, £405k |
2008 Blackpool (L) |
2008-09 Shrewsbury Town, £230k |
2009-13 Norwich City, £428k |
2013-16 Wigan Athletic, £1.62m, 20 (3) |

Loans Out

None

Transfer Out

To

Wigan Athletic

For

End of Loan

On

Saturday, 31 May 2014

Subsequent Clubs

2014 Huddersfield Town (L) |
2015-16 Wolverhampton Wanderers (L) |
2016 Rochdale |
2016-17 Hibernian FC, Free |
2017 King’s Lynn Town |
2017-18 Barrow, Free |
2020- Wroxham FC |

Grant Holt
Grant Holt

Source: AVFC.co.uk/news/2014/04/08/goalscorer-holt-discusses-pressure-of-standing-in-for-benteke/

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Grant Holt
Grant Holt

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Villa Career

Seasons Active, Fee, Starts (Sub) | Goals |

2013-14 Aston Villa, (L) 3 (7) | 1 |

STARTS

SUBS

GOALS

Played Under

Paul Lambert |

First Squad Appearance

Saturday, 18 January 2014

Debut Appearance

Saturday, 18 January 2014

Liverpool (a), Premier League

DEBUT

First Goal

Saturday, 5 April 2014

Final Appearance

Saturday, 26 April 2014

Swansea City (a), Premier League

FINAL

Final Squad Appearance

Sunday, 11 May 2014

Honours

Played for the Villa

Height

(6 ft 1 in) 1.85 m

Foot

Right

International Team

Not selected

Grant Holt

Player #869 for Aston Villa, Grant Holt played as a centre forward for the club in Villa’s 2013-14 Premier League campaign making 10 appearances and scoring once.

Holt was born in Carlisle on 12 April 1981.

Paul Lambert had signed Holt on loan from Wigan Athletic in January 2014. Holt arrived overweight and unable to get a game at Championship side Wigan. Such a curious signing was rendered more understandable when viewed in the context of Holt’s previous relationship with Lambert at former club Norwich City and his presumed role as a ‘trusted lieutenant’ in the Villa dressing room.

Given the bewildering nature of Lambert’s reign at Villa nothing could be ruled out however the signing made little sense, and indeed increased the pressure upon the oft pilloried manager for his incoherent ramblings, team selections, signings and performances. Paul Lambert was resolutely not a leader and had previously surrounded himself at Villa with those who he believed were. In that context Holt’s signing must have made sense to one man alone.

Holt made his debut as a 49’ substitute for Gabby Agbonlahor in the 2-2 Premier League draw at Liverpool on Saturday, 18 January 2014. Lambert would go on to name Holt in every Villa squad to the end of the season with the robust centre forward making seven appearances from the bench and three starts in seventeen games.

Holt scored his only goal for Villa in the 1-2 defeat to Fulham at Villa Park on Saturday, 5 April 2014 as a Holt equipped Villa side under Paul Lambert lost 7 of their last 9 Premier League games in the 2013-14 season, scoring 7 and conceding 23.

Holt made his final appearance for Villa on Saturday, 26 April 2014 aged 33 in the 1-4 defeat at Swansea City before returning to Wigan Athletic in May 2014.