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Grant Holt and Simon Lappin: Former Norwich City stars join non-league King's Lynn

Grant Holt (left) and Simon Lappin (right) are both still fondly remembered at Norwich City. Credit: PA

Non-league side King's Lynn have signed former Norwich City stars Grant Holt and Simon Lappin.

Both players played key roles in helping the Canaries win promotion to the Premier League in 2011, and are still remembered fondly at Carrow Road.

Holt captained Norwich for a number of years and is one of their all-time leading scorers with 78 goals in just over 160 games for the club.

He scored 15 goals in the 2011/12 top flight season to fuel talk of an England call-up for the 2012 European Championships, but was overlooked by then manager Roy Hodgson.

Holt scored more than 70 goals for Norwich during his time at Carrow Road. Credit: PA

Scottish midfielder Lappin, who is affectionately known as the 'King of Spain' by Norwich supporters, joined the Canaries in 2007 and went on to make more than 120 appearances.

The 34-year-old was frozen out of the first team picture at one stage by boss Glenn Roeder, but eventually forced his way back into contention following the arrival of Paul Lambert.

36-year-old Holt spent last season at Scottish club Hibs, but was released after they gained promotion to the Scottish Premier League, while Lappin recently left York City.

King's Lynn currently play in the Southern League Premier Division which is the seventh tier of English football.