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Transfer Flashback: Ricky Holmes to Charlton

Transfer Flashback: Ricky Holmes to Charlton

A couple of months down the line after joining Charlton he managed to score his first goals for the club as he bagged twice in a 3–0 win over Shrewsbury Town on the 16th of August 2016.

Some supporters were over the moon with the club’s decision to secure the services of Ricky Holmes, as they took to the confirmation on Twitter to express their delight over the signing.

Born in Rochford, Holmes joined Chelmsford City’s academy in 2004, after a short spell with Southend United.

However, he was released in May 2010 after City allowed him to pursue his career at a higher level.

The Englishman went on to sign a contract with Barnet, and was one of their star performers during his time there as he continued to make a name for himself. Holmes then secured a move to Portsmouth after the expiry of his contract, securing the fans’ player of the year award for all of his hard work and efforts.

But, he couldn’t settle down at Fratton Park as he later joined Northampton Town on an initial one-month loan deal, and then went on to sign a two-and-a-half year permanent deal with the club after impressing. He established himself as the standout performer during his time at Sixfields, scoring 11 goals and providing nine assists.

Holmes made a transfer request to Northampton on the 15th of June 2016 after repeated bids by Charlton and one day later after the two clubs eventually agreed a fee of £125,000.

He grabbed his first two goals for Charlton in a 3–0 win over Shrewsbury Town, and later went on to produce 19 goals and 13 assists during his time at the Valley, but they couldn’t hold onto him as Chris Wilder was reunited with the winger at Championship club Sheffield United. 

It comes as no surprise that supporters were so excited to see Holmes join back in 2016, as he was one of the standout performers during his time at the Valley, with his impressive amount of goals and assists giving supporters something to shout about in what was a tough time.

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