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US international Holden confident of beating another knee injury

Championship Bolton midfielder Stuart Holden believes he will recover from a fourth serious knee injury. The 28 year old USA international first damaged his knee in March 2011 and three comeback attempts since have ended with further knee injuries

"I am a warrior and that's my mentality. I won't give up because I know I still have a lot left to give the game," he told YouTube channel Soccer Morning. "It was obviously a setback personally and there were a lot of emotions flying around but I'm well and truly feeling like I want to do this thing again."

"It's more frustrating than anything," he added. "It's easy to harbour those feelings and think about 'what if? Or why did he do that, and be angry.'

"Those are all natural and I definitely have felt those emotions down the years as I suffered setback after setback. But I've learned in my life not to dwell on those things because I can't change them. Why be this angry little man crawled up in the corner pouting and thinking about how things could have been?"

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