Joe Mason To Rejoin Bolton

  • February 17, 2014 | By Chris Mann
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Bolton will complete the emergency loan signing of Cardiff City forward Joe Mason on Monday.

Mason spent five weeks at the Reebok Stadium at the end of 2013 - scoring once in eight appearances for Dougie Freedman's side, before returning to his parent club prior to the FA Cup third round weekend.

The 22-year-old failed to win over his critics during his previous loan stint with Wanderers, but the January arrival of Lukas Jutkiewicz may present him with an opportunity to play behind a big forward in a system more suited to his style of play.

Speaking about the move, Bolton boss Freedman says the move will provide Mason with a chance to showcase his talent and improve his game.

"It's an exciting deal for me," Freedman said.

"He's a young kid. I have a passion for young players and he's someone who is not quite there yet. I like that energy and enthusiasm."

Since returning to Cardiff at the beginning of January, Mason has featured just once under new Bluebirds boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer - playing 80 minutes in their 1-0 victory at Bolton in the fourth round of the FA Cup.

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