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Bolton Wanderers fans react on Twitter to Stuart Holden retirement

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The American has retired from football at just 30-years-old.

Times are tough for Bolton Wanderers. Facing financial meltdown off the pitch they are now fighting for their lives in the Championship relegation zone.

Bolton have struggled to put together a cohesive assault on promotion since they were relegated from the Premier League in 2012 despite, on paper, having a squad with the tools to do so.

One of the talented members of that squad was American international Stuart Holden.

Unfortunately the creative midfielder has had a miserable time with injuries in recent years after suffering horror challenges from Nigel De Jong and Jonny Evans. He has not played since April 2013, which was on loan at Sheffield Wednesday, and has not played a single game in the 2014-15 or 2015-16 seasons.

Yesterday the former USMNT midfielder announced his retirement, aged 30, in an emotional letter to USSoccer.com.

Prior to his injury trouble the midfielder was one of the unsung talents in the Premier League and his attitude and love for Bolton Wanderers made him a cult icon among Trotters fans.

The Bolton faithful were quick to offer their support for the player in light of his retirement...

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