Former Pompey winger shortlisted for League Two player of the year

Ricky Holmes during his spell at Pompey Picture: Joe Pepler
Ricky Holmes during his spell at Pompey Picture: Joe Pepler
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Ricky Holmes has been nominated to become League Two’s player of the year.

The former Pompey winger, who was released on a free trasnfer by Andy Awford during his spell in charge of the Blues in January 2015, has been shortlisted alongside Bristol Rovers striker Matty Taylor and Oxford United’s attacking midfielder Kemar Roofe.

Holmes has been an instrumental figure in Northampton’s charge towards the league title, scoring 10 times this season and clocking up eight assists.

In his only full season at Fratton Park, the former Barnet player was named The News/Sports Mail player of the year for 2013-14.

Rovers’ Taylor has notched 26 goals this term as The Gas bid for automatic promotion.

Roofe has 25 goals to his name, with the U’s currently second in the table.

The winner will be announced at the Football League awards Sunday.