Norwich City give Grant Holt 'slight chance' for Forest

Grant Holt
Holt's 21 goals have put Norwich among the promotion contenders

Norwich City boss Paul Lambert has given top scorer Grant Holt a "slight chance" of being fit for Friday's visit of Nottingham Forest.

The Canaries will wait until the day of the game to see if the 30-year-old has recovered from a hamstring problem.

Lambert told BBC Radio Norfolk: "There might be a slight chance, I'll have to wait and see how Grant feels himself.

"He has to be right within himself, if he's ready to go then I'll have no hesitation in playing him."

Holt, who has netted 21 times this season, picked up the injury in Tuesday's 2-2 draw with Watford but Lambert added it is only a "minor" concern.

The City boss has received better news on Wes Hoolahan's hamstring concern.

The Irishman has missed Norwich's last two games but is likely to be in the reckoning to face Forest.

"Hopefully he'll be OK, Wes is doing fine, he's trained the last few days with the physios," said Lambert.

"If we can get him through today [Thursday] without any reaction then he'll be in contention."

But Lambert admits he may have to face the prospect of losing on-loan Wolves striker Sam Vokes.

The 21-year-old, who scored his first Canaries goal against Watford, could be recalled by Wolves boss Mick McCarthy after 21 April to ease his side's injury concerns.

"I understand the situation, it's a problem you have when you bring loan players in," Lambert added.

"They might get recalled at any time when their 28 days expires.

"Wolves have got to look after themselves but I appreciate Mick letting him come in the first place."

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