Norwich City captain Grant Holt has rejected suggestions he had lost some of his hunger for goals. When questioned on the subject by reporters ahead of Saturday's trip to Chelsea, he responded sarcastically: "No, no, I've given up this year.

"I've decided to bin it off. I signed my three-year deal and thought I'd just leave it this year, sit back and have a few cans and a few cigarettes and chill with the kids.

"It is a ridiculous question. No I haven't (lost my hunger). Why wouldn't you have it?"

Holt, though, admitted some frustration about being in and out of Chris Hughton's Norwich side so far this season.

He added: "You have just got to get on with it and do whatever the manager wants you to do, and try to do your best for the team and the club."

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