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Stu Holden, Mark Davies, and David Wheater to feature for Bolton this weekend

Scott Heavey

Big news for Bolton fans as the Trotters have just been handed a major injury boost. Speaking at his pre-Nottingham Forest match press conference, manager Dougie Freedman confirmed the return of an important trio for Bolton Wanderers. That's right, Mark Davies, Stu Holden, and David Wheater will be involved this weekend at the City Ground.

Combined, the three players have missed nearly three years of league action with their respective injuries. Holden has not played a league match since going down to Jonny Evans' tackle at Old Trafford in March 2011, Mark Davies hasn't made a single appearance since his injury at Huddersfield Town, and David Wheater since May against West Bromwich Albion. Two of the three will be returning from knee injuries while Davies is on his way back from a shoulder injury.

Speaking to the Bolton News, Dougie Freedman noted:

"Injuries have hurt the club for a couple of years. I try not to make excuses and get on with it, but the fact remains there have been a lot of them.

"Hopefully now we've got a strong squad and we can go from here."

The club will hope to capitalize on their come-from-behind home win against Burnley last weekend and finally string a run of results together:

"I think we've got to use the performances we've been putting in. For five or six games I think the performances have been terrific but I totally accept that not in every one of those games has the result been what we wanted.

"The fans have been great in terms of their support to the players trying to play the right way, and I think the players have been great too.

"Away fans have seen us come so close at Watford and at Palace, so we need to go one more step forward and get that result at Forest."