Holt ready to take abuse

Grant Holt has no complaints about being a target for opposition supporters, with the Norwich striker prepared to give as good as he gets.

1 goal, 1 point.

The burly frontman was subjected to a chorus of boos every time he touched the ball on Saturday, as the Canaries picked up a 3-2 victory at Swansea.

Comments he made on Twitter prior to that clash made him universally unpopular in South Wales, but Holt brushed off the abuse to net twice in another impressive victory for Paul Lambert's side.

"I loved every minute of it," he said afterwards.

"I'm never popular anywhere I go but I like that. I love getting abuse, I really do.

"One of my old managers, Steve Parkin, always used to tell me that the reason rival fans shout at me is because I'm doing something right.

"I want to get abuse every week. I'm big enough and old enough to take it.

"I love winding up fans on Twitter. That's what it's there for. People can write what they want. If people want to give me stick on there, that's fine - as long as they don't mind getting some back!"

Three points against the Swans took Norwich onto 35 for the season and Holt is convinced that the Canaries have the potential to hold their own in the Premier League for many years to come.

He said: "A few things have been said this week that we've turned into a long-ball team, which is absolutely ridiculous.

"We play teams in certain ways we need to play against them to win. Here, we changed to a diamond, pressed them high and tore them apart for 25 minutes.

"We've got a belief, we've got a desire and we've got a team spirit that other clubs would love.

"Hopefully we're in the top flight to stay. We're in a fantastic position, we're delighted with the points we have and we want to get over that 40-point mark as soon as possible."

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