Duane Holmes is being targeted by Portsmouth following his release from Huddersfield Town.

The popular midfielder, who made his debut under Mark Robins, made six appearances during 2015/16, scoring in the 5-0 rout of Charlton Athletic.

Born in America but bred in Yorkshire, Holmes was released by the club with his contract due to expire at the end of June.

And Pompey have reportedly identified the 21-year-old to help them achieve promotion to League One.

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The Fratton Park club reached the play-offs last term under manager Paul Cook, but were left disappointed by defeat to Plymouth at the semi-final stage and are now plotting an assault on the automatic promotion places ahead of the new season.

Holmes had a trial at Barnsley towards the end of the season while Charlton Athletic, who are aiming to get promoted back to the Championship at the first time of asking, are also believed to be sniffing around.

Huddersfield Town v Charlton Athletic. Sky Bet Championship. John Smith's Stadium, Huddersfield. Duane Holmes goal celebration.

Portsmouth chief executive Mark Catlin has confirmed there is money to spend at Fratton Park this summer - although he refused to comment on any targets ahead of the deals being made official.

He told the Portsmouth News: ‘We have had massive, massive progress this season, the league standards and cup runs prove that, it is factual.

‘Admittedly, we have fallen slightly short, so it is a case of trying to strengthen and continue to improve this coming season.

‘Paul has given us a long list of targets and we are currently investigating their availability and the cost."