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Pompey Complete Holmes Signing

21 June 2013

Winger pens two-year deal at Fratton Park

Pompey have signed Ricky Holmes on a two-year deal, subject to FA and Football League clearance.

The move will officially go through when the winger’s Barnet contract ends on July 1.

A foot injury cut the 26-year-old’s 2012/13 campaign short, but now he is fighting fit and raring to go.

“It’s taken some time to get the deal over the line,” said Holmes. “But now I’m just excited about getting out on the pitch and playing in front of the crowd.

“I haven’t played since the start of February, so I just want to get started and show everyone what I can do.

“I haven’t had the summer off – I’ve been working hard in the gym to get fully fit again,

“There were other clubs interested in me, but signing for a side like Pompey is a dream come true.

“The history of this club is known across the world, so it wasn’t really a hard decision.

“Hopefully I can get the crowd onto their feet. I work hard, dribble the ball, get past defenders and try to excite the crowd.”

Blues boss Guy Whittingham said: “We’re delighted to have Ricky here. He’s got a great attitude and is a versatile player – he’s just what we need.”

Holmes joined Barnet from non-league Chelmsford in the summer of 2010 and scored 17 goals in 104 appearances for the Bees.

Photo: Paul Jacobs/The News

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