(born 12 April 1981, in Carlisle
) is an English footballer
, currently playing for Norwich City
. He plays as a striker
and is club captain.
Holt played for a number of non-league and professional clubs, notably making nearly 100 league appearances for Nottingham Forest
before signing for Norwich in 2009. The move was an immediate success: in the 2009–10 season
, Holt finished the season winning the Norwich City Player of the Year
award, after scoring 30 goals in 44 appearances for the club (24 in the league) and was one of the leading scorers in Football League One
. In the 2010–11 season
, Holt continued to be a prolific scorer, and was runner-up in the League player of the year awards.
He played for several Conference
clubs in his early career, including Barrow
, Halifax Town
(for whom he scored once in the League Cup against Tranmere Rovers) and in Singapore
with Sengkang Marine
, before he was signed by Sheffield Wednesday
. He made 30 appearances, half of them as a substitute, but only managed four goals.
For Rochdale, he made 83 appearances and scored 42 goals. This made him a target for many higher league clubs, but it was Nottingham Forest who paid £300,000 to secure his services in January 2006.
Holt made a slow start to his time with Forest, scoring four times in as many months at the end of the......