City skipper Grant Holt may be stealing all the headlines right now, but he is more than happy to share the limelight with his team-mates.
In fact, he went one further stating they are the ‘unsung heroes’ of Paul Lambert’s promotion-chasing team, who are aiming for their seventh win in eight league games at Yeovil Town this Saturday.
Modesty – that’s another Grant Holt box we can tick….
“Like I’ve said before, we’ve got a great back line… the lads in midfield,” said the 19-goal marksman, speaking after last Saturday’s 2-0 Carrow Road win over Oldham.
“You’ve got Korey [Smith], you’ve got Lapps [Simon Lappin] – just ratting. And you’ve got Rusty [Darel Russell] and Stephen Hughes who came in the other day and did a great job in there.”
The summer signing is the name on everyone’s lips at the moment and he stands on the verge of being the first City player for more than 40 years to score 20 goals before Christmas.
With two league matches and a Johnstone’s Paint Trophy tie to go before the big day, the summer signing is set to become the first Canary since Hugh Curran in 1968-69 to hit the 20 mark at this stage.
But he insists he is just the icing on the cake. The substance is the other 10 players that make up Lambert’s high-flying Canary team.
“It’s all about them. We know how hard they work. We appreciate that,” continued the popular Cumbrian, settling into Norfolk life very nicely indeed.
“But we always know that it’s the forwards that get written about and they’re the unsung heroes. But as long as we know what they’re doing, then it’s fine.”