Grant Holt at ease with Norwich City substitute role

Grant Holt
Holt's last Premier League start came in the 1-0 home loss to West Brom on 11 September

Norwich City striker Grant Holt has said Steve Morison deserves to be ahead of him in the Canaries pecking order.

Holt, who came off the bench to equalise against Liverpool on Saturday, has not started a game for six weeks.

"Steve's done an unbelievable job, he's in fantastic form, he's just not getting that rub of the green to get the goal," Holt told BBC Radio Norfolk.

"When somebody's keeping me out of the team performing in that way, and the team's winning, that's fantastic."

Welshman Morison, 28, has scored once in his eight Premier League appearances this season, compared to Holt's return of two in the same number of games.

But the Canaries have suffered just one defeat in their last four fixtures - against Manchester United at Old Trafford - and Holt is happy to bide his time on the bench.

"I'm just enjoying getting some game time back," the 30-year-old explained. "Unfortunately for me the lads have been fantastic the last few weeks.

"We've got a bunch of lads here who, no matter who's playing or sitting in the stand, we want everybody to win and the last few weeks have been fantastic."

Boss Paul Lambert insists the club captain remains an important character at Carrow Road: "I can't pick everybody and some people are disappointed.

"Grant's been massive for us the last two years and will continue to be so, but I thought Morison again was outstanding.

"If you're part of this football club, you're part of the squad.

"I don't have any set team in my head, I don't have any favourites, because I know I need everybody."

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