Stuart Holden has struggled for playing time at Bolton since returning from injury, but the Trotters are prepared to set Holden up with a move that could help him get back on the field.
The Bolton News is reporting that Bolton is preparing to send Holden on a short-term loan move to Sheffield Wednesday.
Holden hasn’t played in a month for Bolton, and a move to Sheffield Wednesday could allow him get playing time in the middle of a race to avoid relegation. Sheffield Wednesday is currently a point out of the relegation zone in the English League Championship.
Holden is in the final year of his deal with Bolton, and is reportedly in contract talks with the Trotters.
But I don't know that this necessarily a positive.
Agreed. I doubt he'll sign for Wednesday if the go down. Playing League 1 football certainly won't bode well for his hopes of making it back into the national team. And it looks like he doesn't have a future with Bolton either. It's sad to see what injuries have done to this kid's career
"This is the next step in his rehabilitation process and he'll come back to us match fit. This is the best move for Stuart and is a win-win-win situation for everyone involved.
"We had a good chat earlier in the week. I informed him that we want him with us next season and have offered him a contract extension."
"It's fantastic news that we'll be giving him a new contract.
"I'm sending him out to get games because whatever I do is in Bolton's best interest. I am doing something that helps in the long run.
"Stu has played several reserve games but we're at the stage where he needs that test. I'm looking at the bigger picture because we've got young Josh Vela and Medo, and this move suits everyone."