Stuart Holden was supposed to make his long-awaited reserve return on December 17th in a reserve match between Bolton Wanderers and Bury. That reserves game was eventually postponed due to a waterlogged pitch not being playable. Well, Marc Iles has just confirmed that Stu Holden will have his reserve return next week.
Holden recently completed over an hour of play in a closed-door match against Wigan Athletic.
The match will take place at the County Ground in Leyland and will see Bolton Wanderers take on Oldham Athletic, Tom Eaves' former club, in a Manchester Senior Cup match. The match will kick off at 7pm and costs £3 for the general public while Bolton season ticket holders can get in for free.
Loads of other #bwfc stuff but have a deadline to meet! @stuholden return confirmed as ressie game Tues at Leyland. Josh Vela too!— Marc Iles (@MarcIles) January 4, 2013
Alongside Stuart Holden, Josh Vela is expected to make his return as well. The young central midfielder injured his knee just a few minutes into the Capital One Cup match against Crawley Town at the start of this season. He has been back in training recently and the signs are good.