Bolton’s Stuart Holden has revealed today that he will be out for six months after an injury he picked up following a challenge from Jonny Evans. Evans was sent off, despite replays showing both players lifted one foot of the floor and Evans actually won the ball. It’s only pure good fortune which saw Evans get away without an injury and bad luck that has left Holden with such a lengthy injury.

Despite criticism from some sections of the press and rival fans, Bolton manager Owen Coyle said it was a “50-50 challenge” and reckoned it was “it looked as though two players were committed going for the ball.” Today, Holden has also claimed that Evans was not to blame and for as frustrating as it is for him, is just one of those things.

On Twitter: “Just had a sincere phone call from Jonny Evans wishing me the best in my recovery, def wasn’t intentional, just unfortunate part of the game.”