Holden hoping to be fit
Stuart Holden is hoping to play a part in Bolton's final game to prove his World Cup fitness.
By Mike Barton
Last Updated: 06/05/10 12:55pm
Stuart Holden is hoping to play some part in Bolton's final game of the season against Birmingham in a bid to prove his fitness for the World Cup.
The USA international midfielder has played just twice after moving to the Trotters in January from Houston Dynamo in what has been an injury-hit stint in English football.
Holden fractured his fibula in March playing for his country following a challenge from Nigel De Jong in a friendly against Holland, meaning the player has made just one league appearance for Wanderers.
It is not the first time Holden has had to endure injury woes in his Premier League career after a freak injury kept him sidelined during a short stint at Sunderland in 2005.
But the 24-year-old is now back in full training and hoping to figure in USA boss Bob Bradley's plans when he announces his World Cup squad to head to South Africa in June, with their first match coming against England in Group C.
"I have spoken to the manager (Owen Coyle) and obviously he wants me to be 100 per cent before I am involved at the weekend," he said.
"I feel good and have not had any setbacks. I just want to get back involved and hopefully in the mix."