Portsmouth swoop for Holmes

  • Last Updated: June 21 2013, 15:27 BST

Portsmouth have announced the signing of winger Ricky Holmes from relegated League Two outfit Barnet.

Ricky Holmes: Joins Pompey on a two-year contract
Ricky Holmes: Joins Pompey on a two-year contract

The 26-year-old has agreed a two-year deal at Fratton Park after his contract with the relegated Bees expired.

"It's taken some time to get the deal over the line but now I'm just excited about getting out on the pitch and playing in front of the crowd," Holmes told Pompey's website.

"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."