Holden recalled to Bolton for playoff push

Holden recalled to Bolton for playoff push

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Holden recalled to Bolton for playoff push

Stuart Holden Bolton (Getty Images)

By DAN KARELL

With two matches remaining, Bolton Wanderers FC are still in the hunt for a place in the Premier League for next season.

Wanting to improve his squad’s depth, Bolton manager Dougie Friedman recalled American international Stuart Holden from Sheffield Wednesday at the end of his month-long loan deal.

Holden made started in all four of his appearances for the Owls during the loan period, though he was substituted before the final whistle in each of the matches. The former Houston Dynamo midfielder failed to record any goals or assists during his time at Wednesday, though he was able to build up his fitness more since coming back from two serious knee injuries in the last three years.

“Bolton are in a play-off spot, they have one or two injuries, and they want him back,” Wednesday manager Dave Jones told The Bolton News. “He’s got better and stronger as his loan has gone on and I would like to thank him for his services and wish him the very best for the future.”

Bolton are currently sitting in sixth place in the Championship, the final spot of the promotional playoffs, and with 66 points they’re just one point above seventh-placed Leicester City. Bolton’s final two matches come first away to league champions Cardiff City before finishing at home against 17th-place Blackpool.

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