Coyle: Holden's big Bolton role
By Mark Allaway
Wednesday 28 Apr 2010 13:49:00
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Bolton Wanderers manager Owen Coyle says he will not rush USA midfielder Stuart Holden back from injury- saying he has a 'big role' to play in the club's future.

Holden has been out for a month after picking up a leg injury whilst playing against the Netherlands in an international friendly for the USA.


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And though the player sugested he was targeting playing again before the season was out, his manager feels othwerwise.

Coyle told the Bolton News: "He's a great kid and he's got a big role to play for Bolton Wanderers in the future.

"If he is ready, I will play him, but if he is not, it would be wrong for me to throw him in there and do something detrimental," the former Burnley boss continued.

Coyle conceded: "I wouldn't rule him out playing again this season, he has got a heart the size of a lion, but I can't and I won't jeopardise his opportunity, if it comes about, for the World Cup finals."

The USA are in the same World Cup group as England for this summer's tournament in South Africa.

 

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