UK time is: 22:46:18
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

Holt: 'My Job Here Isn't Done'

Grant Holt today insisted he will stay and fight for his future at Nottingham Forest - but revealed his disappointment at the club's decision to accept a 300,000 bid from Bristol City.

The former Rochdale striker rejected a move to Ashton Gate last week after holding talks with City manager Gary Johnson.

He says he is determined to force his way back into Colin Calderwood's plans and believes he has done enough to prove he still has a future at the City Ground.

'300,000 is what they paid for me and I think I've justified that amount,' he said. 'Obviously I'm disappointed that the club don't value me enough to keep me here when I've got eight goals this year and gave a big contribution last season.

'I'd heard there was interest, but I didn't know if it was a loan or permanent. But it was a permanent move - they accepted the money and I got called in and told to get myself down there.

'It's not a nice position to be put in when my wife's got three weeks to go before she gives birth.

'Out of courtesy to Bristol City I've gone down there to talk to them but at the moment I don't think it's the right move for me.

'I don't know if it's the manager's decision or the board's, but I'm disappointed with the way I've been treated. But I've just got to get on with it, pick myself up and keep showing people what I can do.'

Since the beginning of October, Holt has had to watch as Junior Agogo and Neil Harris established themselves as Calderwood's favoured strike duo.

And his route to the first team has been further impeded by the return of Nathan Tyson from knee ligament damage, while Scott Dobie is also on the comeback trail. But after only signing for the club in January, Holt insists he is not yet ready to call time on his Forest career.

Speaking after Forest Reserves' 2-1 win at Port Vale last night, he said: 'I've had a chat with my wife and everything is good at Forest. I'm enjoying my football and I think I showed tonight that even though I'm in the reserves, I'm trying my hardest to get back into the team.

'I feel my job here isn't done. It's a great club and I want to go with them where they are headed this year.'




NottinghamEveningPost




Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!


Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

The Journalist

Writer:  Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Tuesday November 21 2006

Time: 1:02PM

Your Comments

Good o. Lets hope it wasn't just because he would have had to take a pay cut.
wemaybefamousagain
 

Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Nottingham Forest Articles

Forest Ladies Get A New Home! (Tuesday July 22 2014)

Forest Hunt Loan! (Tuesday July 22 2014)

Friendly Newsround! (Saturday July 19 2014)

The Red's See Riera Check In! (Thursday July 17 2014)

Forest's Friendly News! (Tuesday July 15 2014)

Season Ticket News (Tuesday July 15 2014)

Djebbour Departs, Abdoun Angry! (Tuesday July 15 2014)

Archived Nottingham Forest Articles

List All Vital Forest Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll

Vital Members League (view all)

1. PVH 460
2. da fuq 382
3. Calvin Plummer 298
4. LyttleByLyttle 272
5. the jock 256
6. toms 253
7. MarvinsPA 240
8. Pope John XXIII 193
9. RedSmedDownUnder 192
10. orbitalforest 178

League Results (view all)

Latest Results

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
8. Cardiff 0 0 0 0 0 0
9. Charlton 0 0 0 0 0 0
10. Derby County 0 0 0 0 0 0
11. Forest 0 0 0 0 0 0
12. Fulham 0 0 0 0 0 0
13. Huddersfield 0 0 0 0 0 0
14. Ipswich 0 0 0 0 0 0

Breaking League News

Front Page Poll
Blackpool : 24/07/2014 22:00:00
Belokon Speaks out
Blackpool : 24/07/2014 21:46:00
Napoli defender latest to turn down Leeds move
Leeds Utd : 24/07/2014 21:12:00
LUFC Itallian international chooses AS Roma
Leeds Utd : 24/07/2014 19:45:00
Blog: StAn's Fans 24/07/14
Birmingham : 24/07/2014 18:23:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Djamel Abdoun is yet to find a new club - would you keep him to see if he can turn his Forest career
Suggested By:  OKD
Yes - given current injuries 85%
No - get rid asap 15%