When Neil Lennon took the job at Bolton Wanderers, he was said to have been impressed by the facilities, stadium and even the players. Something to which he does have to adapt, however, is our injury list and the bad luck that accompanies it.
Liam Trotter is back training after a 10-week lay off following a hamstring tear and David Wheater could also see a return to first team action having recovered from his back strain.
A selection dilemma may occur soon for the manager in terms of who to put between the sticks. Adam Bogdan has returned to light training having fractured his finger, however Andy Lonergan's solid performances of late will probably mean the Hungarian has to sit it out for a while.
Thankfully there are only a few individuals who fall under the long-term injury category, one of which includes left-back Marc Tierney who's set to return to action around Christmas following a leg-break last year.
Without question the most interesting name who Wanderer's fans want to see back is our former midfield star, Stu Holden, who the other night asserted his intention to return to football despite 3 years of ongoing problems.
In a statement and accompanying video posted from his Twitter account on Friday night, the American began with a strong intention -
"If you think this is a retirement message, you'll be disappointed."
Detailing what it's been like for him mentally and physically over the past three years, Holden wanted to let fans know that he has every desire to not give up, stating that moments like his winner against Blackburn give him the craving to get back onto the pitch.
With a predicted 8/9 months of waiting expected for Holden's return, who knows where Neil Lennon's team will be by that point and how vital his role may become.