Former PL striker admits ex-Celtic captain stopped him joining Rangers
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Former PL striker opens up on Rangers interest in signing him

Former Norwich City striker Grant Holt has claimed that Ally McCoist tried to bring him to Ibrox when he was in the dugout – but Canaries manager and former Celtic captain Paul Lambert was “never” going to allow the move to happen.
Holt admitted that he “wasn’t too worried” that the move never happened as Rangers suffered a financial meltdown soon afterwards.

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The striker would later go on to join Hibs, spending a season in Edinburgh, and thinks it “wasn’t a bad decision” that he remained at Carrow Road at the time.
“Ally McCoist tried to get me to Rangers when he was manager,” Holt told the Scottish Sun.

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“He made a bid but Paul Lambert was never going to let a Norwich striker move to Rangers!
“At that time I was pretty settled at Norwich so I wasn’t too worried when it didn’t happen and as Rangers collapsed not long afterwards it probably wasn’t a bad decision.”
Given the strikers Rangers had at the time, like Nikica Jelavic, missing out on Holt is hardly a blow.

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Holt has admitted that he “admired” Celtic too and after having that blow up in their face before recently with Michael O’Halloran, sometimes it’s better just to steer clear.
When fans look back at the list of transfer targets that never quite happened for whatever reason, there’s not much chance Holt’s name will feature highly, if at all.

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