Aston Villa fans react to Grant Holt news on Twitter

Aston Villa are poised to sign Grant Holt, manager Paul Lambert indicated.

Aston Villa are a side in need of fresh faces to provide a spark to their 2014, but not many would have guessed Grant Holt would be the man to provide it.

The Wigan Athletic forward is tipped to attend a medical at the club this morning ahead of completing a loan move.

Holt made his name at Norwich City, where his form in the Premier League a couple of season ago under Paul Lambert prompted talk of an England call-up ahead of Euro 2012.

His form has dropped dramatically since then, hence he finds himself in the Championship. The 32-year-old has two goals in 19 games in all competitions since then.

Lambert, quizzed about the move after the Arsenal defeat last night, hinted Holt's leadership and experience would be key in helping Villa kick on.

He said: "I had him at Norwich and he was fantastic for me - a proper guy."

That's all well and good, but if Lambert wanted a new assistant manager, perhaps he should go out and hire one?

It's fair to say Aston Villa fans have been sceptical on the move too, here's a look at the scathing reaction on Twitter:


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