Forgotten man Grant Holt ensured his name would once again be resounded around Championship supporters after producing a man of the match display against a strong Wolverhampton Wanderers side.
Although the big striker didn’t get on the scoresheet, he made a huge impact assisting two goals in what would be labelled by supporters as a dominant display. Holt teed up former Manchester City youngster Harry Bunn for the opening goal of the game and later set-up Sean Scannell for his first of the season before Conor Coady smashed the back of the net with a 30-yard effort.
Chris Powell – Huddersfield Town’s manager – echoed the sentiment of supporters after the game and also gave plaudits to his new signing in his first start in the blue and white stripes.
‘’He has a burning desire to show he is a footballer who played in the Premier League and should be playing at Championship level at least,’’ Powell commented after the game.
‘’I know the character and spoke to people about him and it was a no-brainer for me.
‘’Apart from his spell at Wigan he’s been exceptional. I looked at him and what he could do and all he needs is a goal now.
‘’I spoke to him when I was allowed to and told him to show people what’s about. He may not be having the time of his life at Wigan but he can come here and lead from the front. He won’t be wearing the armband but he’s a leader.’’
Holt, 33, is best remembered for his excellent form at Norwich City where he played a huge part in their promotion to the Premier League, but has fell off the radar since his move to the 2013 FA Cup winners Wigan Athletic.
The move will hopefully be the career lifeline the 6ft striker has needed for a while and it won’t be long before he is consistently on Huddersfield Town’s scoresheet repaying the faith put into him by Chris Powell.
Here’s what Huddersfield fans had to say after the game:
Wolves fans are absolutely fuming about Grant Holt. Someone clearly gave them the run around.— Ben (@nelsonben) October 1, 2014