United States midfielder Stuart Holden is set to play his first match on Tuesday after almost six months out with a knee injury.

Holden announced on Twitter on Monday that he will play for Bolton's reserve team against Fulham in London. He tweeted: "I'm buzzin."

The 26-year-old Holden injured his left knee in March playing against Manchester United in the Premier League.

Holden needed 26 stitches to close a gash near his knee in a challenge from Jonny Evans.