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Friday 11 October 2013

On this day in 1993: Rick Holden returns to Oldham

Looking back at Premier League history, we recall the winger moving back from Man City

Rick Holden had two spells at Boundary Park. Picture courtesy: Oldham Athletic FC rifles through the annals of the Barclays Premier League to find significant events.

11 October 1993 – Holden returns to Oldham

Rick Holden made his return to Oldham Athletic after a short spell at Manchester City.

The left winger had enjoyed a successful three years in his first spell at Boundary Park, helping Oldham win promotion to the top flight while they also reached the semi-finals of the FA Cup.

The 29-year-old spent one campaign at City before being brought back to Oldham by manager Joe Royle.

Holden scored six goals in 29 Barclays Premier League matches that season as Oldham were relegated, finishing three points from safety. He also helped the club reach the semi-finals of the FA Cup, where they were again defeated by Manchester United.

Despite relegation, Holden remained with Oldham for another season before moving to Blackpool, where he ended his career. Holden made a total of 79 Barclays Premier League appearances, scoring nine goals.

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Key Points

  • looks back through the annals of history of the competition
  • A memorable event or match from each day of the year will be selected
  • We remember when winger Rick Holden moved back to Oldham Athletic