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Holmes may be loaned out

Huddersfield Town boss Mark Robins admits he may look at sending Duane Holmes out on loan in an effort to aid his development.

The American-born midfielder has broken into the senior set-up at the John Smith's Stadium this season.

He has mainly been used as an impact player off the bench, but has been regularly involved in league and cup competition.

Holmes is, however, just 19 years of age and Robins feels that a spell away from the Terriers could be beneficial.

He said in the Huddersfield Examiner: "I really believe in Duane's ability.

"He is a very good young player who has contributed in a number of games where he has come off the bench and helped change things.

"Now I want to see him come through strongly, and you look at the situation and think, 'How is his next progression going to come?'

"That could be through a spell out on loan, but as with all our players, it has to be right for this club and the individual."

The loan window has re-opened for Football League clubs, but Robins admits there are likely to be more outgoings than incomings at Huddersfield.

He added: "We have to get the balance of the squad right in terms of size and we have some people who need games."