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25 January 2021

Club News


25 January 2021

Midfielder completes permanent move from Derby County

- Huddersfield Town completes signing of Duane Holmes
- Academy graduate returns from Derby County
- Comments from Leigh Bromby & Carlos Corberán

Huddersfield Town has today completed the signing of midfielder Duane Holmes from fellow Sky Bet Championship side Derby County!

The 26-year-old United States international re-joins the Club for an undisclosed fee, putting pen-to-paper on a contract running until the summer of 2024. That contract has the option of a further year’s extension too.

Duane is no stranger to Town fans, having joined the Town Academy from local football in Wakefield at under-9 level before progressing through the ranks to make his debut in September 2013.

He made 26 First Team appearances for the Terriers before departing in search of regular football. He found that at League 1 Scunthorpe United over two seasons, which led to a move back to the second tier with the Rams in the summer of 2018.

Holmes returns to the John Smith’s Stadium with a century of Sky Bet Championship appearances under his belt.

Huddersfield Town’s Head of Football Operations Leigh Bromby commented:

“We’re very happy to get this transfer completed today. Short-term deals are more commonplace in January, so to secure the services of a player that we want over a long period on good financial terms is a real positive.

“Our fans know Duane’s game well, but equally I think he has grown as a footballer in his time away from Huddersfield Town. He adds more Championship knowhow to our squad, but he’s still only 26 and I believe the best is yet to come.

“His attributes – energy, determination, speed and an eye for goal – will complement our style of play, and we know all about his personality too. He knows this Club so well, and he was extremely keen to return and show everyone what he’s capable of.”

Head Coach Carlos Corberán added:

“Duane’s versatility is very important for us; he can play as a midfield eight, a 10 or on either wing.

“He has enough quality and understanding of football to have an immediate impact in Championship games, plus his knowledge of this club and experience of the division will help his adaptation.

“We aim to receive the best from him in his second period at Huddersfield Town, and seeing his Terrier Spirit on the pitch.”

Duane will wear the number nine shirt with the Terriers; CLICK HERE to get your jersey with his name on!

If you want to sponsor Duane Holmes for the remainder of the season please email

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