Where Are They Now? Bolton's Loanees of 2014/15

  • September 03, 2015 | By Chris Mann
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Having previously documented what happened to those released by Bolton, let's look at where Wanderers' loanees of 2014/15 now ply their trade.

Neil Lennon, much like Dougie Freedman and Owen Coyle before him, has been able to benefit from an extended use of the loan market since the Trotters were relegated to the Championship in 2012.

Names such as Craig Dawson and Lukas Jutkiewicz have been and gone during that time, with contrasting fortunes at Premier League level, while this summer's biggest target, Adam Le Fondre, fell into the same group of players deemed too expensive by the Wanderers decision makers.

Le Fondre will come up against his former club when Wolverhampton Wanderers visit Macron Stadium on September 12, having joined Kenny Jackett's side on a season-long loan from Cardiff City. Staying with the Bluebirds, Joe Mason, scorer of Bolton's last competitive hat-trick, is back in-favour under Russell Slade and remains under contract for the remainder of the campaign.

Unlike Le Fondre, two names who stuck with Bolton are Ben Amos and Jordan Lussey, who completed free transfers from Manchester United and Liverpool, on four and one-year deals, respectively,

Saidy Janko, a former teammate of Amos at Old Trafford, recently penned a four-year contract that will see him play European football at Celtic, while Simeon Slavchev has also been spotted on the continent having joined Cypriot side Apollon Limassol on loan for the season - a team who were recently eliminated from the UEFA Europa League by Azerbaijani side Gabala FK, recent conquerors of Greek giants Panathinaikos.

Another player left frustrated in the Europa League is Rochinha, who, having signed a three-year deal with Standard Liege, saw his new side eliminated by Molde on the away-goals rule just last week.

Returning to England, Barry Bannan and Giles Coke could line up against Bolton this season, having signed 12-month and two-year deals with Sheffield Wednesday and Ipswich Town, respectively, while Paddy McCarthy is back in the Premier League having returned to Crystal Palace through injury at the end of last season.

Like Bannan and McCarthy, Owen Garvan spent time on loan from Palace last term. He recently penned a short-term deal with Colchester United, where he will be playing League One football alongside Kevin McNaughton, who will spend the campaign at Wigan Athletic.

At the time of writing, the only Bolton loanee from last season without a club is Chris Herd, whose long affiliation with Aston Villa came to an end in June after a series of long-term injuries prevented him from progressing at Villa Park.

2014/15 - Bolton Wanderers Loanees

Adam Le Fondre (Wolverhampton Wanderers - Loan)
Barry Bannan (Sheffield Wednesday)
Ben Amos (Bolton Wanderers)
Chris Herd (Free Agent)
Giles Coke (Ipswich Town)
Joe Mason (Cardiff City)
Jordan Lussey (Bolton Wanderers)
Kevin McNaughton (Wigan Athletic)
Owen Garvan (Colchester United)
Paddy McCarthy (Crystal Palace)
Rochinha (Standard Liege)
Saidy Janko (Celtic)
Simeon Slavchev (Apollon Limassol - Loan)

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3 Portsmouth 4 8
4 Bolton Wanderers 4 8
5 Exeter City 4 7
6 Charlton Athletic 4 7
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