Date: 27th June 2008 at 8:08am
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Rotherham United’s joint top scorer last season, Derek Holmes looks like he’s on his way out of Rotherham United to his native home of Scotland.

The twenty-nine year old striker is being released with still a year on his contract left after joining the Millers from Carlisle last summer. He scored eleven goals last season, three of them in one match at Lincoln in January.

Leading the race to sign him are St Johnstone.

When Holmes departs manager,Mark Robins will step up his search for a replacement striker. Top of the list was Michael Boulding of Mansfield and Robins told The Advertiser that he’d spoken to the player and that he was still undecided. ‘He wants to play at a higher level,’ Robins said, ‘but I still feel this would be the best place for him to come.’