Norwich skipper Holt was aware of Sunderland interest

Norwich City skipper Grant Holt was aware of the summer rumours linking him with today's opponents Sunderland.

Norwich City skipper Grant Holt was aware of the summer rumours linking him with today's opponents Sunderland.

Holt was heavily linked with a move to Sunderland before he signed a new three-year contract with Norwich.

He said: “Obviously, there was a bit of haggling over my future in the summer and I heard about the links with Sunderland.

“But I’m delighted to still be a Norwich player and I’m pleased ­everything got sorted out.”

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