STUART Holden will be making his first appearance in 14 months at Leyland tonight.

The US international is due to figure for the development squad in their Manchester Senior Cup game against Oldham Athletic.

Fellow midfielder Josh Vela is also set to make his first start since September, when he injured a knee playing against Crawley Town in the League Cup.

There is no place, however, for Mark Davies and David Wheater - who Dougie Freedman has revealed are both close to a first team return and could feature in the FA Cup replay at Sunderland in a week's time.