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‘Win-win-win for everyone involved’: Bolton boss Dougie Freedman explains Stuart Holden loan move

By Sam Ruffe

Stuart Holden’s loan move to Sheffield Wednesday is perfect for all involved, according to Bolton Wanderers boss Dougie Freedman.

The 27-year-old joins the Owls until April 24, having made just four appearances for the Trotters since suffering a knee injury against Manchester United in March 2011.

Freedman – who is preparing for Saturday’s clash with Charlton Athletic – hopes USA international Holden will continue his rehabilitation and return to the Reebok fighting fit.

“This is the best move for Stuart and is a win-win-win situation for everyone involved,” said the Scot.

“This is an opportunity for Stuart to go out and get games. Sheffield Wednesday are a big club and he’ll be working with a good manager in Dave Jones.

“We had a good chat earlier in the week. I informed him that we want him with us next season and have offered him a contract extension.”

Meanwhile the Whites confirmed they have completed loan moves for West Ham United winger Robert Hall and Southampton full-back Danny Butterfield.

Hall, 19, has signed for one month while Butterfield – a former team mate of Freedman at Crystal Palace – has signed until the end of the season.

Butterfield, 33, has only notched up two appearances for the Saints this season but has more than 400 league appearances under his belt.

The Premier League duo will both be eligible for the trip to Charlton as Bolton look to continue their Championship play-off push following the international break.

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