Paul McVeigh: Norwich City must meet Grant Holt's demands

Grant Holt and Maynor Figueroa
© PA Photos
Former Norwich City forward Paul McVeigh believes that the Canaries need to meet Grant Holt's wage demands in order to keep him at the club.

Former Norwich City forward Paul McVeigh believes that Grant Holt deserves to be offered the contract he is demanding at Carrow Road.

The 31-year-old lodged a rejected transfer request to the Canaries last month but remains a Norwich player.

"Grant Holt's not someone who's been in the Premier League all his life and had Premier League wages," McVeigh told talkSPORT.

"Holt's had to put a shift in with every club he's been at. In my mind he deserves [the wage increase]. If it was me making the decision I would just give Grant Holt the contract that he wants [so he stays at the club]."

Reports have claimed that Holt may be on his way to Aston Villa after Norwich boss Paul Lambert moved to Villa Park.

Premier League
League One Playoffs
Scottish Premiership
LIVE
Aberdeen
0-1
St Johnstone
LIVE
Celtic
3-0
Inverness
LIVE
Dundee Utd
3-0
Dundee
Major League Soccer
Serie A
FT
Empoli
1-1
Sampdoria
LIVE
Cesena
0-0
Cagliari
LIVE
Chievo
0-0
Atalanta
LIVE
Palermo
0-0
Fiorentina
LIVE
Parma
0-0
Hellas Verona
LIVE
Udinese
0-0
Sassuolo
7.45pm
AC Milan
vs
Torino
Tables
TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
CBournemouth462612898455390
3Norwich CityNorwich4625111088484086
4Middlesbrough4625101168373185
5Brentford462391478591978
6Ipswich TownIpswich4622121272541878
7Wolverhampton WanderersWolves4622121270561478
8Derby CountyDerby4621141185562977
9Blackburn RoversBlackburn461716136659767
10Birmingham CityBirmingham461615155464-1063
11Cardiff CityCardiff461614165761-462
12Charlton AthleticCharlton461418145460-660
13Sheffield WednesdaySheff Weds461418144349-660
14Nottingham ForestNott'm Forest461514177169259
15Leeds UnitedLeeds461511205061-1156
16Huddersfield TownHuddersfield451315175875-1754
17Fulham461410226283-2152
18Bolton WanderersBolton461312215467-1351
19Reading461311224869-2150
20Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton461017194454-1047
21Rotherham UnitedRotherham461116194667-2146
RMillwall46914234276-3441
RWigan AthleticWigan46912253964-2539
RBlackpool45413283691-5525
LIVE SCORES VIDEPRINTER
expand