Holmes keen on Spireites stay
By James Evans
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Peter Holmes has told <EM>skysports.com</EM> he would consider staying at Chesterfield.
Luton Town midfielder Peter Holmes has told skysports.com he would consider staying at League One side Chesterfield when his loan period expires.
The former Sheffield Wednesday trainee was kept on at Saltergate for an second month by Spireites boss Roy McFarland after a string of encouraging performances, having been frozen out at Kenilworth Road for much of the season.
"It was very frustrating at Luton. I still don't really know what I did wrong having started the first game of the season at Stoke, but I'm obviously not in Mike Newell's plans and I have to accept that," Holmes told skysports.com.
"I went to him at the start of January and said I wanted to go out on loan to start playing football again, and the move to Chesterfield is really working out at the moment, and it's great playing regularly again."
Holmes has played every minute of his five matches for the Derbyshire side, and scored in the 1-1 draw at Huddersfield at the end of January.
"There is a noticeable difference in the standard, and you have to get used to the difference in style of play, particularly as we're at the wrong end of the table at the moment," Holmes added.
"But we've got some big games coming up and we know that if we can string two or three wins together we'll pull clear of danger.
"There's obviously a chance I could stay on here longer, and I haven't heard from Mike [Newell] since I first came up here at the start of January, so I don't think I'm in his plans.
"I'd definitely consider it if the option came to extend my time here."