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Bolton's Holden thrilled with injury recovery

Bolton midfielder Stuart Holden is happy to be back at the club after three months of rehabilitation in America.

The USA international initially injured his knee last March before his September return showed that there was further cartilage damage, forcing to him to have another bout of surgery.

But after spending time in Delaware with a personal trainer, Holden is back with the Trotters and delighted to again be with his teammates.

"It is nice to be back in all the banter and it has put a smile on my face," Holden told the club's official website. "I have been able to draw more enthusiasm to get through this last part of my rehab.

"I have been working five days a week doing two sessions a day which have lasted for three hours.

"My trainer in America, James Hashimoto, had done a good job in mixing things up to keep it interesting.

"He was the head trainer for the US national team for quite a few World Cups and now he has got his own clinic in Delaware where he specialises in rehab.

"I am really happy with the way it has all panned out. Now I am really excited to get back to the club and push on with the next step of my work with the club's medical staff.

"A lot of people have asked when I will be back playing and I do not have a definitive answer. I am not worried about that because my focus is all about making sure I am fully fit once I do get back on the pitch."

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