Hughton welcomes Holt deal

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Chris Hughton is confident he is assembling a Norwich squad capable of competing in the Barclays Premier League again next season after seeing captain Grant Holt agree a new, three-year deal.

Former Newcastle boss Hughton, who left Birmingham for another crack at the Premier League, knows just what a test it will be next season as the Canaries look to build on a 12th-placed finish under Lambert.

"It is about making sure we have a squad and a team which is good enough to continue to compete," said Hughton. "This is an unforgiving division and you can soon be on the end of a series of poor results."

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