Wigan striker Holt enjoying Aston Villa spell

Wigan Athletic striker Grant Holt is enjoying his loan spell with Aston Villa. Holt, at 33, is the oldest member of the Villa squad.

Wigan Athletic striker Grant Holt is enjoying his loan spell with Aston Villa.

Holt, at 33, is the oldest member of the Villa squad.

"I think it raised a few eyebrows because I'd come from not playing in the Championship to a big Premier League club like Villa," he told the Telegraph.

"The manager knows what he gets from me. I'm under no illusions, if there had been a big transfer fee involved it probably wouldn't have happened. He knows I'll work hard and want to win. I hate losing.

“I love walking into a ground and getting abuse. I thrive on it. I like the banter I get on Twitter – the people give me this and I give a little back.

“I’m the world’s worst. I’ll go to Carlisle games and I’ll be on the terraces watching it and I shout stuff and then I think, 'Grant what are you doing'?

“But that’s football, everyone’s got their opinion. Wouldn’t it be boring if everyone was the same and thought 'isn’t he a great player?'."

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