Doyle and Holmes head for Valley Parade

Last updated : 02 August 2006 By Rams Mad Editor

Lee Holmes playing for England at U19 level
Billy Davies has decided to loan out two of his 19 year-old midfield players.

Nathan Doyle and Lee Holmes are both going to Bradford City for an initial three month loan. Billy Davies is known to favour his fringe and young players going out on loan to get valuable league experience.

Nat Doyle
Doyle made his debut for derby on 1st November 2003, when just 16 years of age. He went out on loan to Notts County in February of this year but returned at the end of the last season in May.

Holmes was an even younger debutant for the Rams taking his first team bow on Boxing Day 2002 at the age of 15 to become Derby County's youngest ever player.

All at Derby County Mad wish the guys luck and an injury free loan spell. Hopefully the extra experience will help their claims for a permanent spot in the Rams midfield on their return.