‘The manager was right’ – Plenty of Derby County fans react to departing midfielder’s comments
Derby County today announced the departure of Duane Holmes to fellow Championship side Huddersfield Town for an undisclosed fee.
Holmes made 83 appearances for the Rams with 15 of those coming this term but he has recently seen himself fall out of favour since Wayne Rooney took over first on an interim basis and now full-time.
The midfielder notched just six times for Derby and found himself being inconsistent over the past 18 months, most notably since the departure of Frank Lampard.
Holmes rejoins the club he came through the academy system with and will be pleased to join back up with the Terriers with the chance of gaining more first-team action.
However, there has been some controversy surrounding the departure of Holmes with the midfielder making some comments that has sparked some anger amongst Derby fans.
Plenty of Derby fans have had their say on the matter, here are a few from Twitter:
Glad Duane Holmes has left. Very inconsistent and only remember him putting in a handful of good performances whilst at the club. Surprised he signed for Huddersfield’s as thought he was in talk with EA sports😉
— Joel Raynor (@Raynor1Joel) January 25, 2021
Not the best way to leave any club Ed!
— Mick Yates 3.5% 💙 (@ymick60) January 25, 2021
The transfer makes sense now
— Josh Watts (@JoshuaLukeWatts) January 25, 2021
Never liked him as a player after FL left. Clearly thinks he's better than he is. Bye!!
— Darren B (@Darren25566) January 25, 2021
Does leave a bad taste but i guess we don’t know the full story, best would of been to probably leave it out entirely
— Vikramjit Singh Dosanjh (@viksinghdosanjh) January 25, 2021
Wow. Looks like the manager was right. Good riddance.
— Scott W (@scottyw82) January 25, 2021
A shame really. I thought he was classier than that. Oh well. Move on up.
— Tim (@timpsk) January 25, 2021