Preston North End are keen on Duane Holmes and could launch a summer move for the Huddersfield Town midfielder.

That’s according to The Sun’s Alan Nixon, who claims that PNE actually wanted to sign Holmes during the January transfer window.

That wasn’t possible but North End are ready to move again for Holmes in the summer should he be interested.

Holmes, 28, is inside the final 18 months of his contract with Huddersfield and may fancy moving on.

Arsene Wenger's Last 7 Arsenal Sales: Where Are They Now?

Huddersfield are fighting for their lives in the Championship and probably weren’t really in the mood to sell Holmes in January.

PNE look likely to try again according to these reports, and a move may become a real possibility if Huddersfield suffer the drop into League One.

Used primarily as an attacking midfielder or winger for the Terriers, Holmes has notched two goals and two assists in 26 league games this season.

Holmes has also been used as a central midfielder in his career, so his versatility and Championship know-how may appeal to Ryan Lowe.

What’s interesting is that the pair have a bit of history together.

Huddersfield Town v Sunderland - Sky Bet Championship
Photo by John Early/Getty Images

Holmes and Lowe played together for Bury in the early stages of the 2014-15 season, with Holmes on loan at the Shakers from Huddersfield.

Holmes moved on to Scunthorpe United, Derby County and then back to Huddersfield, seemingly remaining on Lowe’s radar.

This isn’t the first time PNE have been linked with somebody Lowe has played with or coached.

Cole Stockton is a regular rumour at this point whilst Barnsley wing back Jordan Williams was loosely linked in January, with both previously working with or under Lowe.

A reunion could now materialise over the summer with the diminutive Holmes a name to keep a close eye on over the coming months.

Related Topics

Have something to tell us about this article?
Let us know