Holt backs Norwich players for England

Norwich striker Grant Holt feels that players from his club should be considered for international duty, but that an England call-up is not round the corner.

The burly forward scored his 10th Premier League goal of the season against Manchester United at the weekend, equalling Swansea’s Danny Graham as the top-scoring uncapped Englishman, and Holt feels recognition should be forthcoming.

“I don’t think it is round the corner,” he told Mirror Football.

“Myself and Danny got overlooked in this squad. But you have got to keep doing what you are doing, scoring goals, churning performances out.

“If you look, there are a few [Norwich players] who have the right to be ­disappointed.

“Wes ­Hoolahan hasn’t had an Ireland cap for the last two years, but has been by far the best Irish player for a long time.

“Anthony Pilkington and John Ruddy were ­overlooked [by England], and people might say it is because it’s Norwich. We are not at a big club so that is maybe what it is.

“But the lads have all got to keep doing it for Norwich and see where it takes us,” he concluded.

By Gareth McKnight