BRIAN SCIARETTA - Wednesday, May 9, 2012
Stuart Holden hasn't played with Bolton's first team since March 2011 but he announced this week will be staying with the club next season.

Bolton Wanders are in the middle of a fierce relegation battle and to stay in the Premier League, they must beat Stoke on the road while hope Manchester City defeat Queens Park Rangers.

Holden has been injured since March 2011 after a vicious tackle by Manchester United's Jonny Evans left him with a torn ACL. In October, he suffered a setback and is not expected to return until next season.

Even with the threat of relegation hanging over their heads, Holden told The Bolton News this week that he will remain with the club even if they are relegated to the Championship. Prior to being injured, Holden was in the middle of a breakout season for Bolton where he was earning the reputation as one of the league's better central midfielders.
Sunday June 3, 2012 12:43 pm
Interesting, seems West Ham's keeper, Rob Green has chosen not to resign with them... and the rumor is that they in turn are looking at Bolton's keeper, Jussi Jaaskelainen as a replacement... SO... I wonder if Brad Guzan might be in the running to hook up with Holden and Ream at Bolton?? Just something to ponder since he refused Aston Villa's offer to resign himself... I actually think it might be a pretty good thing for him if it does become a vacancy, hell having your presumptive number two keeper regularly playing with a guy who has a decent chance of stepping back into the picture with the NATS central defense is a good thing and add Holden who likely would also be quickly back under observation and it would likely raise all of their stock at the same time.
Tuesday May 15, 2012 7:56 am
He will leave if somebody makes a good offer.....and frankly he deserves to be on a better team in the EPL. Top half for sure. He is a beast and he isn't frail per se....he just goes into some stupid tackles.
Mike E
Monday May 14, 2012 12:29 pm
Stu is right where he needs to be. Also, if he gets to form and gets them back into the Premiership, that makes his market value skyrocket.
Friday May 11, 2012 10:09 am
I think he should stay with Bolten until the winter transfer. So that he can regain his form, then go to a higher club, to boost American soccer.
Cole Joseph
Thursday May 10, 2012 4:29 pm
Even if Bolton does get relegated this is all for the best. Say they do play in the championship next year, Holden hasn't played in a year so it may take some time for him to get his form back. A lesser league like the championship would be a great place to do it. And if Bolton didn't manage to get promoted after next year then I have to figure that a whole season down there would put Stu back in his original form and he could then be transfered to a Premier League team.
No matter how you look at this its only a good thing for the usmnt...
here's to hoping that Holden is healthy and in form for the WC
Thursday May 10, 2012 1:47 pm
I'd imagine that Bolton would release Stu on any of the four following conditions:

a. They don't rate him anymore
b. Stu wants out
c. Stu's salary is too much to handle
d. They can get a pretty penny (or pence) out of a transfer

(a) doesn't hold--I get the impression they rate him very much. The article tells us (b) doesn't hold. I doubt (c) holds, although I'm not sure. But given Stu's apparent (or perceived?) frailty, I doubt (d) holds, too. So, I'm guessing Stu will be wearing a Bolton shirt next season.
Mike From Bishkek
Thursday May 10, 2012 1:43 am
Thatís right, "vicious tackle by Manchester United's Johnny Evans"Ö highlight that s@#t!
Wednesday May 9, 2012 10:02 pm
What was the set back all about and what is Stuarts return date?
Wednesday May 9, 2012 5:34 pm
I guess Bolton will be not relegated. The team can win Stoke (that is a hard team to defeat, but Bolton can do this), and in other hand QPR will never defeat MC. The citizens will do anything possible to win that match, and take the cup to home.
Wednesday May 9, 2012 5:25 pm
Yes but if they are relegated and he returns to full fitness/sharpness...will Bolton have to sell him?

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