Holt exit not a disaster - Martin
Russell Martin claims Norwich will find a replacement for Grant Holt if he gets his wish to follow boss Paul Lambert out of the club.
The Canaries' defender has spoken out on the club's 31-year-old top scorer, who fired in 15 Premier League goals to guide them to a creditable 12th-placed finish in their first season back in the top flight, after he slapped in a transfer request. And, while Martin is well aware that it will be difficult to find a forward who could match Holt's goals tally in time for next season, he is confident that they will be okay if he does leave Carrow Road this summer. He told the Evening News 24: "Holty's been brilliant. He's his own man, Grant, and he's made his decision, for whatever reason - only he knows that. "At the minute he's still a Norwich City player. If the time comes when he has to move on it will be a loss for the club because he's been great for us but I'm sure the club have got people lined up and a new manager coming in will already have his targets. "We'll have to bring in someone to replace him. It's big shoes to fill but I'm sure someone can step up. We've got Steve Morison, who got some great goals for us last season, some important goals, and he might get a chance to step up to the plate even more than he did last season. "We've got people there, waiting and hungry - James Vaughan is back from injury. I'm sure a new manager coming in will want to bring someone is as well. So it will be a loss because he's a big character, Holty, but in football people change, people move on and we'll have to move on if he does go." Holt as been linked with a move to Aston Villa, where he will be reunited with Lambert after he was confirmed as the new man at the helm over the weekend, while Norwich denied that West Ham have made a £4million bid for his services.