Holden Nets New Deal

  • September 30, 2010 | By Chris Mann
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Stuart Holden has committed his future to Bolton by signing a new contract at the club.

The new deal will see the 25-year-old stay at the Reebok Stadium until the summer of 2013.

Holden has made 10 appearances for Bolton since joining from Houston Dynamo in January and has started every Premier League game this season, after recovering from a broken leg at the back end of the last campaign.

His form has prompted the club into securing the player's services for an additional three-years, much to the delight of manager Owen Coyle.

"We're delighted that he's signed a contract with us, Stuart has been a breath of fresh air since he's come in," Coyle told the club's official website.

"He did terrifically last season and has started this campaign really well. To now have him signed until 2013 tells you how committed Stuart is to the club. It also goes to show how committed the club are to Stuart.

"He's just got back from the World Cup, is a USA international and I believe he's going to get better and better.

"The fans love him and it sends out a message to everyone that this is a club looking to keep its best players."

Holden has also spoken about the deal, claiming it was an easy decision as he "loves being at the club".

He said: "I'm really excited because I love being at the club. I couldn't ask to be around better fans, management staff and players.

"I was given an opportunity by the manager to show that I can play at this level and I'm extremely grateful for that. The confidence that he has shown in me has really allowed me to push on.

"I had a bit of a setback with the injury last season, but that made me more determined to make an impact when I came back for pre-season.

"I've had a good start to this campaign and I'm looking forward to continuing playing and helping Bolton as much as I possibly can.

"Everybody was so welcoming when I first came to the club, which made the transition a lot easier than it could have been.

"I feel that I have fitted in well and because I'm comfortable in my surroundings and where I live then I think that has shown in my football."

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