Sampson Loaned To Stanley

  • October 11, 2012 | By Chris Mann
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Bolton forward Jack Sampson has joined League Two side Accrington Stanley on a one-month loan deal.

The 19-year-old is a regular for the Wanderers development side, but has been given the opportunity to play regular first team football in a lower division.

Speaking about the move, Sampson admitted he made the switch to focus on scoring goals for a team with a 'winning mentality'.

"I'm very happy to come to Accrington," Sampson told Accrington's official club website.

"Hopefully I can crack on and start the game on Saturday. I've got a little bit of experience at this level and it took me quite a while to get used to the facilities in League Two, but I think that'll help me and I can cope well.

"People say loans are to get minutes on the pitch but I want to get goals. I want to try and average a goal a game.

"There was interest from teams lower down this division but I wanted to come to a club with a winning mentality that wants to do well and win games."

Stanley boss Paul Cook was happy to secure the signature of Sampson, who, at one time, was attracting interest from clubs such as Manchester City and Manchester United.

"We're very thankful to Bolton for letting us have Jack," Cook said.

"He's a lad we've trailed for some time now. He's got experience in this league with Southend, who got into the play-offs last season, and he's a left sided striker with a bit of physical presence about him, which is something we've lacked. We're really pleased with the signing."

Sampson has been handed the number 20 shirt at the Crown Ground and could make his debut in Saturday's game at Torquay United.

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