Speculation has been rife lately that Grant Holt could be about to join his home town club, Carlisle United but the manager Keith Curle has moved to dampen the spirits of hopeful United fans.
Holt left Wigan at the end of January when the club and player reached an agreement to end his contract six months early. Ever since then Carlisle fans have dreamed that the 34 year old striker could be about to move to his hometown club.
However this is what United manager, Keith Curle had to say:
“I only just found out he has moved back to Norwich. It`s a long way from Carlisle,” Curle told Cumbrian newspaper News & Star.
“I think he`s shown his intentions by moving there with his family. (But) you never say never.”
So, it doesn’t look like there will be a fairy tale ending at his hometown club but the fact he’s moved back to Norfolk should be no surprise. The number of ex-players that come back to live in Norfolk after their careers end is well known.
Iwan Roberts, Darren Huckerby, Dean Ashton and Adam Drury have all stayed in the area or in Ashton and Drury’s case recently moved back.
I’d love to see Holty back at the club in some capacity, his presence around the place could be a lift that’s badly needed at the moment.