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Stuart Holden close to Bolton Wanderers return

Holden close to Bolton return
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Bolton midfielder Stuart Holden reveals that he is close to making his return to the first team following an 18-month absence through injury.

Bolton Wanderers midfielder Stuart Holden has revealed that he is nearly ready to make his return from serious injury.

The 27-year-old American has been sidelined for around 18 months with a knee problem but is now close to completing his comeback.

"I can definitely say this has been the hardest thing I have had to do in my life," he told the Bolton News. "It has really tested me.

"I think I have come through it with flying colours. I want to be standing there after my first game back knowing that all the work was worth it.

"I've been through some ups and downs in the past year but I can happily say I'm in a great place now and really close to the finish line."

Holden joined the Trotters from MLS side Houston Dynamo in 2009.

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