Norwich manager Chris Hughton is likely to step up his bid to resolve the future of captain Grant Holt after securing goalkeeper John Ruddy on a new four-year-deal at Carrow Road.

Ruddy, 25, impressed for the Canaries on their return to the Barclays Premier League last season, earning himself a call-up into England's squad for Euro 2012, which he had to then miss after breaking a finger in training. Hughton took charge at the Norfolk club after Paul Lambert moved to Aston Villa, but has been away on holiday in Florida.

Before he went away Hughton is understood to have talked on the phone with Holt, having stated after being installed as the new Norwich manager his "main priority" was to keep the striker at Carrow Road.

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