We are delighted to confirm that Grant Holt has returned to Barrow in a player/coach role!
Having started the season with Kings Lynn Town, we approached them regarding his availability and were informed that he had a 7 day notice period. Having waited several days, Kings Lynn waived that notice and Grant trained with the squad today and will do so again tomorrow.
Cumbria born and bred, Grant started his footballing career up the coast at Workington before making the switch to Halifax Town in Division 3.
After a loan spell at Holker Street, Grant made the move permanent later in 2001 and enjoyed a successful 2 year spell with us, earning him a move to Sheffield Wednesday and then Rochdale.
He made his breakthrough at the Dale and went on to make a name for himself in the football league and ultimately the Premiership with the likes of Aston Villa, Wigan Athletic and most notably Norwich City where he remains a firm fans favourite.
His success also extended over the Scottish border in 2016 when he played an instrumental part in Hibernians league success as they won promotion from the Scottish Championship to the Scottish Premier League.
Don’t miss your chance to meet Grant and hear what he has to say about his move by attending our management team Q&A session in the Crossbar on Friday. Doors will open at 6pm for a 7pm start. We’re expecting a large turnout so be sure to get there early.
Grant will be available for our home game against Macclesfield Town this coming Saturday 11th November, kick off 3pm. Be sure to come on down to the FBSS to welcome him in what is also manager Ady Pennock’s first official game in charge!