Grant Holt is set to join Aston Villa on loan for the rest of the season, which would see him link up with former manager Paul Lambert.

The veteran striker was believed to have been at Villa this morning for a medical ahead of the proposed loan move.

Holt has only scored two goals in 21 appearances for Wigan since joining from Norwich in the summer of 2013 and is looking to recapture his scoring form in the Premier League for a struggling Villa side who sit five points above the relegation places.

Under former Norwich manager Paul Lambert, Holt mustered 78 goals in his time with the Canaries and Lambert will hope he can help Aston Villa to score more goals. Christian Benteke's goal against Arsenal was only their eighth home goal all season.

Holt should provide good competition and cover for Benteke who has only scored five goals this season. Villa have lacked goals and with striker Libo Kozak out for the rest of the season with a broken leg, Holt will be a needed acquisition.

The 32-year-old scored eight goals last season in the Premier League and if he can emulate that again with Villa the Claret and Blues will have no trouble surviving for another year.

Wigan manager Uwe Rosler believes the move will be good for Grant Holt according to The Birmingham Mail.

“It is a great opportunity for Grant to work under his previous manager who got the best out of him.

“We will see how he does at Villa and then we will see where we are in the summer.”

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