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Chris Powell hails Grant Holt contribution

2 October 2014

Huddersfield Town boss Chris Powell insists Grant Holt is desperate to prove he can still be a force after the striker inspired The Terriers to a victory at Wolves.

The on-loan Wigan Athletic hitman caused chaos in the Molineux defence on his full debut, grabbing two assists in the Terriers' 3-1 win.

Holt teed up Harry Bunn for the opener and his flick fell for Sean Scannell to net before Conor Coady's wonderful 30-yard effort.

Holt, 33, fell out of favour with Wigan boss Uwe Rosler and struggled with injuries after joining in 2013.

He was loaned to Aston Villa last season and Powell believes he still has what it takes.

"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," he said.

"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 he'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."

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