Stuart Holden Plans for Life After Football

  • February 25, 2015 | By Chris Mann
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Stuart Holden still holds hope of a return to playing action at Bolton, but admits he is using his current television role as a building block towards life after football.

Holden hasn't featured for Wanderers' first team since April 2013 and is officially a free agent after his contract at Macron Stadium expired last summer.

Despite his current status, the 29-year-old has responded to questions from supporters - thanking them for their support in his latest rehabilitation from knee surgery, as well as claiming his presence as an ESPN pundit doesn't necessarily spell the end of the road for his playing career.

Posting on his official Facebook page, Holden said:

"Anytime I'm on TV, I get the inevitable 'Get back on the field, why are you on TV so much' shout from friends and foes! All I can say is that the process of healing takes time and a man needs to eat!!! I think everybody can agree at this point that it would be detrimental to push this faster than need be, trust me, this is the hardest part.

"I'm sure MOST are aware by now that I have NOT been under contract with Bolton since July 2014. While my plan is still to return to action with the club (COYW!), I've taken this opportunity to further my footsteps in the TV world and prepare for life after football (whenever that may be). It's something I certainly enjoy doing and hope to do post career, but not ready to do it full time quite yet!

"I thank you for your continued support. Lookout for a comprehensive video on the behind the scenes of my rehab/daily life coming in the next two weeks by Arch Rivals FC."

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