Sheffield Wednesday: Holden signs for the Owls

Stuart Holden has signed for Wednesday on loan
Stuart Holden has signed for Wednesday on loan

SHEFFIELD Wednesday have confirmed the emergency loan signing of Bolton midfielder Stuart Holden.

The 27-year-old will remain at Hillsborough until Wednesday 24 April.

Dave Jones, the Sheffield Wednesday manager, said: “He’s been playing for the (Bolton) reserves and he’s been on the bench for the first team but the boy just wants and needs games.

“We’re able to give him that. He’s chomping at the bit to get going again.

“The conversation I have had with him this morning is that it’s all about football. That’s most important thing for him as it is for us.

“He’s quality on the ball, he sees a pass and he has a goal in him. It’s everything you want really.”

Born in Scotland but having grown up in America, Holden spent two years playing college soccer at Clemson University before signing for Sunderland in March 2005.

In August 2006, the 17-cap USA international moved back to the States to join MLS side Houston Dynamo.

Holden went on to make 88 appearances for Houston, scoring 15 goals, before moving back to England to join then Premier League side Bolton in January 2010.

He helped the Trotters to a seventh-place finish in the top flight in 2010/11 and was also voted the club’s Player of the Year the same season.