Holt delighted with late winner at Scunthorpe

Skipper Grant Holt scored at the perfect time to chalk up three points for the Canaries at Scunthorpe, admitting: 'There is no coming back from a 90th-minute goal.'

Skipper Grant Holt scored at the perfect time to chalk up three points for the Canaries at Scunthorpe, admitting: “There is no coming back from a 90th-minute goal.”

Holt refused an interview with the Evening News after the game but told the club's official website: “I thought we got what we deserved in the end. We worked hard and kept with our gameplan against a tough Scunthorpe side. It is not easy to come here, they get in your face and have some decent players, but I think we counteracted that.

“In the first half we were a little bit sloppy, but we turned it around in the second half.”

City bounced back from a 3-2 defeat in their opening game at home to Watford to beat a Scunthorpe side who won their first match at Reading.


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“I'm really pleased the lads can build for next week now knowing we've got the duck off our back,” he said.

““You never want to go too long without a win, you just have to look at Ipswich last year and how much it hindered them when it took so long for them to get that win, but we've got it now.”

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Holt also praised the Canaries' defence when he said: “I think we were OK against Watford in spells but we gave goals away that we know we shouldn't. Today we showed what we can do.

“I'm pleased for the back four, they've got their clean sheet and I thought John Ruddy was also fantastic in goal. He claimed the ball while we were under pressure and made some great saves to keep us in the game.”

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