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LOAN WATCH: Wigan's Holt unsure of Aston Villa future

Grant Holt admits he is not too sure what the future holds for him at Aston Villa.

The 33-year old striker joined Villa on loan from Wigan Athletic in mid-January but is expected to return to the DW Stadium in the summer.

With the Latics now in the Championship playoffs, Holt could be back in the top flight on a permanent basis next season, as he gets set to produce his best for Paul Lambert in the final few fixtures of the campaign with Villa.

The former Norwich City star has revealed that there have been no talks with Lambert regarding a stay indicating to him that he simply has to continue working hard in order to give himself the best opportunity.

"It's not a conversation I've had with him (Lambert)," Holt told the Birmingham Mail.

"I didn't have it last week and I won't have it this week. It's up to me, in the games left, to play the way I am.

"I'm a Wigan player and contracted for two years and whatever happens between now and then we'll see.

"It's nice to be back and involved in the Premier League. The difference is massive. I've been itching for a few weeks. I've been working hard and training hard.

"You have to keep on top of it. It's harder when you're not playing because you're not getting the minutes and you've got to keep working harder.

"I've been in good shape and I've just been waiting for my chance."

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