Some Derby County supporters have taken to Twitter to comment on reports claiming Duane Holmes is set to join Championship rivals Huddersfield Town.

The Derby midfielder has struggled to get going this season at Pride Park.

With doubts hanging over Derby’s prospective takeover and their financial situation amid unpaid wages, selling a player or two this month seemingly hasn’t been ruled.

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And Football Insider claim Holmes is a strong candidate to leave with his former club Huddersfield lining up a deal. A £1 million fee has been cited and deemed acceptable.

The Athletic’s Ryan Conway went one further on Twitter by claiming Holmes is set to join the Terriers, with some Derby fans responding with their opinion on the speculation.

 

Holmes boasts plenty of energy, drive and pace as he likes to get forward.

But one main criticism of the Rams ace is understanding what type of player he is. Holmes has operated out wide, as an attacking midfielder and even as a makeshift right-back.

The US-born player is versatile. But going forward he hasn’t been productive enough, posting just five goals and five assists in 74 Championship appearances since joining Derby.

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Arguably his best role is a roaming central midfielder. Derby, however, have Jason Knight, Max Bird and Graeme Shinnie who are all ahead of him in the pecking order.

Holmes is unlikely to become a regular at Pride Park any time soon. Going back to Huddersfield could be best for all parties involved with the Terriers a familiar home.

Also see: Ex-Derby player to reportedly join league rivals on free transfer, six months after Rams exit

Also see: Report: Derby reach verbal agreement to sell out-of-favour player amid financial worries

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