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Norwich City's Grant Holt finds his Championship feet

Coventry 1-2 Norwich

Coventry 1-2 Norwich

Norwich City striker Grant Holt says he is starting to feel like a fully-fledged Championship forward.

A brace against Coventry on Saturday took the 29-year-old's tally to 11 for the season.

"It's not a bad return. It took me a few games to get going, maybe six or seven," he told BBC Radio Norfolk.

"I've never really played in this division week-in week-out. It takes a while to find your feet, but I'm enjoying it."

Holt suffered a disjointed pre-season with a thigh injury and entered the campaign short of match fitness.


That led to him finding the net just four times in his first 14 appearances.

However Grant, who had only played four times in the Championship before this season with Blackpool, has a return of six goals in his last five games.

"It was documented I was injured and missed most of pre-season, but I'm enjoying it," he said.

"I'm playing in a team that creates opportunities, we're playing fantastically at the moment and it's great to be involved."

The 2-1 victory over Coventry not only saw the Canaries leapfrog the Sky Blues into fifth in the table, but means 19 of City's 36 points this term have come away from Carrow Road.

Holt believes an attacking mentality has held them in good stead on their travels.

"We play a way where we've got three forwards, and in midfield we've got Henri [Lansbury] in there, Korey [Smith] and [David] Fox to get on the ball," he added.

"We know how much the full-backs push on, we play in a very attacking way, even at home.

"Obviously at home there's more emphasis on us going to win the game, but away from home we get the freedom to play in a way where we try and win the game."

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