Holden recalled by Bolton ahead of promotion push

The American midfielder was called back by his parent club a couple of days early to aid in its quest to reach the League Championship promotion playoffs.
Bolton is in a fight for its promotion life, and it has turned to U.S. midfielder Stuart Holden to try and help seal a return to the Premier League.

Bolton recalled Holden from his loan to Sheffield Wednesday a couple of days early amid injuries and its quest to reach the League Championship promotion playoffs. The Trotters currently occupy the final position in the four-team playoffs with games against already-promoted Cardiff City and Blackpool remaining. They lead Leicester City by a point and Nottingham Forest by two for the final playoff berth.

Sheffield Wednesday, which is in its own fight to stay in England's second tier and avoid the drop to League One, had reportedly hoped to extend Holden's loan through the end of the season.

Holden, who is continuing his comeback from long-term injury woes, started four games for Sheffield Wednesday while on his loan. He was held out of Saturday's match against Ipswich Town, though, at the request of his parent club and manager Dougie Freedman, according to The Bolton News.

"Bolton are in a playoff spot, they have one or two injuries, and they want him back," Wednesday manager Dave Jones told the UK publication. "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."

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