Leaving Huddersfield Town might just be the catalyst to a kick-start for Duane Holmes’ career.

The 21-year-old midfielder is said to be interesting Barnsley and Portsmouth after being told he won’t get a new Town deal.

The American-born academy product leaves having made 26 Town appearances, all but four of the from the bench.

Under 21s coach Frankie Bunn resisted the temptation to use Holmes’ experience in Saturday’s Professional Development League II play-off final against Sheffield United, which Town won 2-1 in front of 4,018 at Bramall Lane.

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But be believes the departing player has plenty of football left in him.

“I have seen a lot of Duane, and he is a talent, no doubt about it,” said Bunn.

“The problem is that up to now, he has not produced at a major level.

“Maybe he needs pastures new to kick his career off again.

“This might prove to be a blessing in disguise.

“Now he needs to settle at a new club, knuckle down and do the business.”

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