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Footbal: Aston Villa sign striker Holt on loan

Published on Jan 15, 2014 6:17 AM

(REUTERS) - Aston Villa have signed striker Grant Holt on loan from Wigan Athletic for the rest of the season, the Premier League club said on their website on Tuesday.

Holt, who joined FA Cup holders Wigan last year from Norwich City, has linked up again with his former manager Paul Lambert.

The 32-year-old, who scored 53 goals in 92 games for Norwich, was signed by Villa to replace the injured Libor Kozak.

"Losing Libor was a blow to us, obviously. When I knew Grant had become available it was something I wanted to pursue quickly because he'll add strength and experience to what is still a young squad overall," Lambert told avfc.co.uk.

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