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Bolton midfielder Holden pleased to make contact with Scottish roots

Bolton Wanderers midfielder Stuart Holden has enjoyed their tour of Scotland.

The USA international was raised in Aberdeen before heading to the 'States 15 years.

"This is my first birthday in Scotland since we moved on my 10th birthday," he told the Bolton News. "Fifteen years later I'm here doing a pre-season tour and it's nice to see some familiar faces, back where I was born.

"Obviously I didn't play against Falkirk, so we'll wait and see what reception I get from the fans if I get on against St Johnstone. I hope they'll forgive me playing for the US.

"I do consider myself Scottish because I was born here and my family have a lot of heritage and tradition in this country, so I have really enjoyed being back over here."

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