Burley might lose more than just manager Owen Coyle to the Bolton Wanderers. United States international Stuart Holden looks set to follow Coyle to Bolton for a trial.
The Houston Dynamo midfielder flew to England for a trial with Coyle's Burnely last week. However, two unexpected events converged to alter that. First, the excess amounts of snow that blanketed England, canceling games, forced Burnley to train indoors. Next, Coyle joined Bolton as manager Friday, after the club sacked Gary Megson.
As such, according to a series of newspaper reports in England, Holden will join up with the manager who showed initial interest in Holden by trialing with the Trotters.
Out of contract with Major League Soccer, the 24-year-old is able to join the English Premier League side for free. The Scottish-born U.S. international is keen to return to the British Isles after a breakout season in 2009. Besides nailing down a starting role with Houston, Holden also forced his way into the outskirts of the USA national team.
His free status and British passport make Holden a low-risk option for Bolton or any EPL club.
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