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Lee Holmes Rejects Oxford And Signs For Swindon

Lee Holmes Rejects Oxford And Signs For Swindon

Swindon Town have signed midfielder Lee Holmes on loan from Championship side Southampton.

Holmes was most recently on loan to fierce rivals Oxford United and recently set up Asa Hall`s goal against Swindon Town to give the U`s a 2-0 win over Swindon Town at the Kassam Stadium. Town boss Paolo Di Canio was clearly impressed by Holmes` play and has secured him on loan until the end of the season now.

This loan marks the second time Holmes has been on loan at the County Ground. Holmes was on loan during the 2004/05 season and was an instant hit with the fans. Town have been linked with bringing Holmes back several times including under former manager Paul Sturrock just prior to his move back to Plymouth Argyle.

Oxford United manager Chris Wilder recently said he was keen to keep Holmes at the Kassam Stadium. Speaking to the Oxford Mail, Wilder said, "We`ve had a chat to Lee and he`s told us he doesn`t want to go unless it`s a real big club that comes in for him.

"There have been enquiries from a couple of clubs in League Two and League One and some others - the boy`s got to make the right decision for himself.

Well it appears a real big club has come in to sign Holmes who will be eligible to play in the Johnstone`s Paint Trophy final at Wembley as he is not cup tied whilst Luke Rooney is.

The move appears to line up a potential permanent move in the Summer to Swindon Town who are all but guaranteed to be playing League One football next season.

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Writer:Shaun Calderwood
Date:Wednesday March 14 2012
Time: 10:32AM

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