Duane Holmes

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Duane Holmes
Personal information
Full name Duane Octavious Holmes[1]
Date of birth (1994-11-06) November 6, 1994 (age 20)[2]
Place of birth Columbus, Georgia, United States
Height 5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)[2]
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Huddersfield Town
Number 19
Youth career
2002–2013 Huddersfield Town
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2013– Huddersfield Town 16 (0)
2014 Yeovil Town (loan) 5 (0)
2014 Bury (loan) 6 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 00:23, 30 October 2014 (UTC).
† Appearances (Goals).

Duane Octavious Holmes (born November 6, 1994) is an American-English professional footballer who plays for Huddersfield Town as a midfielder.[3]

Early life[edit]

Born in Columbus, Georgia, United States, Holmes has an American father and an English mother. He moved to England, with his mother, at the age of 4, living in Wakefield. Though he has dual American-British nationality, he identifies as American.[3] He has played for junior clubs Kellingley Welfare and Normanton Athletic before joining Huddersfield Town from U-9 level and then in May 2011, Holmes was among ten teenagers to be "handed two-year academy deals.[4]

In 2013, Holmes was shortlisted for the Football League Championship Apprentice of the Year.[5] However, Holmes lost it to Dimitar Evtimov. Then in May 2013, Holmes signed a two-year contract, with the club having an option to extend for a further year.[6]

Playing career[edit]

Huddersfield Town[edit]

Having been included in the first team, Holmes was given number 38 shirt.[7] Holmes made his début for the Terriers in the Football League Cup game against Hull City at the KC Stadium on September 24, 2013, coming on as a substitute for fellow débutante Daniel Carr.[8] He made his first league début in the 1-1 draw against Blackpool at the John Smith's Stadium on September 27, 2013, setting up the equaliser for James Vaughan.[9] After the match, Manager Mark Robins praised Holmes' performance.[10] He made his first start for the Terriers in the 3-2 win over Leeds United on October 26, before being subbed at half-time for Sean Scannell.[11]

At the start of the 2014-15 season, Holmes switched number shirt from thirty-nine to nineteen.[12] Holmes made his first appearance for the club, in the second round of Football League Cup, as Huddersfield Town lost 2-0 to [[Nottingham Forest F.C.|Nottingham Forest.[13]

Loan Spells[edit]

On 20 February 2014, Holmes was sent out on a month's loan to fellow Championship side Yeovil Town.[14] Holmes made his debut the following Saturday against Doncaster Rovers, earning a penalty which won Yeovil the match 1-0.[15] Despite Manager Gary Johnson was keen to extend Holmes' loan spell[16], Holmes returned to Huddersfield Town on 17 March 2014, with his loan prematurely ended having started all five of his games at Yeovil.[17]

On 30 August 2014, after making just one substitute appearance at the start of the season, Holmes joined League Two side Bury on loan until 5 January 2015.[18] Holmes made his Bury debut on the next day, coming on as a substitute for Nicky Adams in the 79th minutes, in a 2-1 win against Accrington Stanley.[19] Holmes returned to Huddersfield Town on 29 October 2014, with his loan prematurely ended having started six of his games at Bury, mostly coming from as a substitute.[20]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Professional Retain List & Free Transfers 2012/13". The Football League. June 3, 2013. Retrieved September 29, 2013. 
  2. ^ a b "Player Profile Duane Holmes". Huddersfield Town A.F.C. Retrieved September 28, 2013. 
  3. ^ a b Sciaretta, Brian (January 31, 2013). "Holmes' Huddersfield Journey". Yanks Abroad. Retrieved September 26, 2013. 
  4. ^ "Huddersfield Town announce new academy players". The Huddersfield Examiner. 11 May 2011. Retrieved 30 March 2015. 
  5. ^ "Huddersfield Town up for three prizes in Football League Awards 2013". The Huddersfield Examiner. 20 February 2013. Retrieved 30 March 2015. 
  6. ^ "FIRST YEAR PROS AGREE TOWN DEALS". Huddersfield Town A.F.C. 26 March 2013. Archived from the original on 30 March 2015. Retrieved 30 March 2015. 
  7. ^ "2013/14 SQUAD NUMBERS CONFIRMED". Huddersfield Town A.F.C. 28 June 2013. Archived from the original on 30 March 2015. Retrieved 30 March 2015. 
  8. ^ "Hull City 1 – 0 Huddersfield Town". BBC Sport. 24 September 2013. Retrieved 30 March 2015. 
  9. ^ "Huddersfield Town 1 – 1 Blackpool". BBC Sport. 27 September 2013. Retrieved 30 March 2015. 
  10. ^ "Huddersfield Town boss hails performance of Duane Holmes and other youngsters in loss to Hull City". The Huddersfield Examiner. 25 September 2013. Retrieved 30 March 2015. 
  11. ^ "Huddersfield Town 3 – 2 Leeds United". BBC Sport. 26 October 2013. Retrieved 30 March 2015. 
  12. ^ "2014/15 SQUAD NUMBERS REVEALED". Huddersfield Town A.F.C. 3 July 2014. Archived from the original on 30 March 2015. Retrieved 30 March 2015. 
  13. ^ "Huddersfield Town 0 – 2 Nottingham Forest". BBC Sport. 26 August 2014. Retrieved 30 March 2015. 
  14. ^ "Duane Holmes: Huddersfield midfielder joins Yeovil on loan". BBC Sport. 20 February 2014. Retrieved 20 February 2014. 
  15. ^ "Yeovil 1–0 Doncaster". BBC Sport. 22 February 2014. Retrieved 22 February 2014. 
  16. ^ "Transfer news: Yeovil Town consider extending Duane Holmes' loan deal". Sky Sports. 20 March 2014. Retrieved 30 March 2015. 
  17. ^ "Duane Holmes: Yeovil Town end loan of Huddersfield midfielder". BBC Sport. 17 March 2014. Retrieved 17 March 2014. 
  18. ^ "HOLMES LOANED TO BURY". Huddersfield Town A.F.C. 30 August 2014. Archived from the original on 30 March 2015. Retrieved 30 March 2015. 
  19. ^ "Bury 2–1 Accrington Stanley". BBC Sport. 30 August 2014. Retrieved 30 March 2015. 
  20. ^ "Huddersfield Town recall Duane Holmes from Bury". BBC Sport. 29 October 2014. Retrieved 30 March 2015. 

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