Some Derby County supporters have taken to Twitter to comment after former player Duane Holmes netted twice during Huddersfield Town’s 4-1 win over Swansea City.

Holmes joined the Terriers from Derby towards the end of the January transfer window.

The versatile midfielder struggled for game-time under current Rams boss Wayne Rooney, making just a handful of Championship appearances while failing to impress.

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Holmes later caused a stir after his signing, admitting he told Huddersfield’s coaching staff he wanted to return to the club prior during a Derby friendly clash against the Terriers.

Now, some Derby fans have taken to Twitter to discuss Holmes’ latest performance as he played a key role in the Yorkshire club’s big win over promotion-chasing Swansea.

 

Holmes played either centrally or as an attacking wide player during his time at Derby.

The 26-year-old arguably played his best football pre lockdown last season, but after picking up an injury over the summer he found it difficult to make an impact this term.

Holmes scored just once in 14 Championship games for Derby this season.

But his latest display for Huddersfield was reminiscent of his form from early 2020. Holmes was more energetic, and his second goal was a 25-yard screamer into the top corner.

Arguably, he showed more desire than he had done at Derby for months.

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Aside from his excellent finishing, Holmes also posted a 92.3% pass-accuracy rate and completed one key pass and one successful dribble before his late substitution.

Ironically, Huddersfield’s next match is against Derby at Pride Park and it will provide an opportunity for both Holmes and Richard Keogh to get one over their former club.

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