Norwich City fans' award caps season for Grant Holt

Grant Holt
Holt has captained the Canaries to promotion from the Championship

Norwich City striker Grant Holt says winning the fans' player of the year award for a second successive season has capped off a "fantastic" season.

The 30-year-old, who joined from League Two Shrewsbury in July 2009, has scored 21 league goals in the .

"It's a dream to get the player of the year again," he told BBC Radio Norfolk.

"Some of those boys had been fantastic this year and to get that again caps off a fantastic year for me."

Holt's 56th-minute header in was his last contribution before being substituted and receiving the plaudits of the Carrow Road faithful.

Right-back Russell Martin, who 20 months ago was unable to hold down a starting place with Peterborough United, was runner-up in the fans' vote.

"Holt's had an unbelievable season and he's been brilliant for the two years he's been here," he said.

"It's an honour to even be thought of in the top three, I'm really honoured and really proud at a great club like this to even be thought of."

And the 25-year-old, who has played every minute of every league game for Paul Lambert's side this season, is still coming to terms with the prospect of playing Premier League football next season.

"I don't think it will all sink in for the lads just yet," he added.

"Maybe it would take us all summer to think about it and then we'll see the media attention and the focus on all the games in that league.

"Once that hits us we'll realise how big it really is."

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