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Northampton Town forward hands in transfer request

Ricky Holmes has shocked Northampton Town by handing in a transfer request as confirmed by the club website.

The forward, who has also played as a winger this season, has been much in demand after a superb season which helped the Cobblers get promotion from League 1 as champions. This has lead to a number of unnamed clubs making bids for Holmes and up until now, all these offers have been rejected out of hands.

However things could be about to change now after it was revealed that Holmes has handed in a transfer request and is now looking for a way to leave the Sixfields Stadium.

After the request was handed in, Northampton chairman Kelvin Thomas said: “We have rejected offers because we don’t want to lose Ricky, however his request is a bit of a game changer and we will continue discussions over the next few days with both Ricky and the club concerned.”

 “Both understand that if anything is going to happen then the club’s valuation will need to be met.”

Holmes started his career in non-league football with Fairfax Rangers before moving to Southend United’s academy, though he soon returned back to the non-league with Chelmsford City. He then moved up to the Football League by signing for Barnet in 2010 and impressed there enough that when the Bees were relegated, he got a big move to Portsmouth. However he was unable to help them get promoted and moved to Northampton in 2015 after a successful loan spell.

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