Freedman to make loan calls

Bolton Wanderers boss Dougie Freedman is pleased to have some tough decisions to make regarding possible loan deals for a number of youngsters.

Last Updated: 22/07/14 at 17:54 Post Comment

Dougie Freedman: Has taken calls about possible loan deals

Dougie Freedman: Has taken calls about possible loan deals

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An exciting crop of academy graduates are pushing for first-team recognition at the Reebok Stadium, but they may first have to cut their Football League teeth elsewhere.

The likes of Georg Iliev, Zach Clough, Joe Riley, Josh Vela and Cian Bolger are all being tipped to have bright futures.

Freedman admits he may find a role for them in the senior ranks this season, but also concedes that getting important minutes under their belts outside of Bolton may be of greater benefit.

He told the Bolton News: "I have to decide if one or two of these younger players are ready to be given an opportunity to be involved in the squad.

"That's what I got from Friday night's game at Macclesfield.

"Those young lads have to be pushing first-team players now, and on Friday some showed that.

"I want them to keep the respect for these senior players but also to want to take that shirt off them.

"The problem we have previously had is that we could not get certain players out on loan because they were not good enough.

"My phone is now ringing asking for three or four to go on loan and I have to make a decision whether I keep them around for experience.

"I won't hang on to people just for the sake of training, either they play here or we try to get some loan time for them."

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