By FRANCO PANIZO
Duane Holmes has struggled to find the field consistently for Huddersfield Town this season despite showing glimpses of quality, but he will now have an opportunity to do so elsewhere. At least momentarily.
Holmes has been loaned by Huddersfield to fellow Championship club Yeovil Town on an emergency one-month loan that runs until March 23. The 19-year-old midfielder from Atlanta could be recalled by the Terriers any time before the end of the loan, though that seems unlikely.
“I’ve been keen to keep Duane in and around our squad because he’s made an impact this season, but in terms of taking the next step in his development this move to gain further experience in the Championship is a very good one for him, and of course for us,” Huddersfield head coach Mark Robins told the club’s website. “I have spoken with (Yeovil manager) Gary Johnson and he assures me that he will be given a good opportunity and we are looking forward to him taking the chance to get time on the pitch.
“Yeovil are desperately trying to get out of the bottom three and the experience will do him good. We hope that during his loan with them he progresses and gains more Championship experience, enabling him to come back here with more knowledge on what is required at this level.”
In his professional debut season, Holmes has played 11 times for Huddersfield Town but only one of those appearances came as a starter. He has not played for the club since a Jan. 11 win over Millwall.
Yeovil Town are currently dead last in the 24-team Championship. The Glovers are six points away from safety with 16 games left to play in the season.
Holmes is expected to be available for Yeovil’s home game vs. Doncaster Rovers on Saturday.
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