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Bolton Wanderers FC Player Profiles

Posted 19th August 2014 at 12:00 pm

Bolton Wanderers Player of the Month for January 2015, Darren Pratley has established himself as one of the first names on the Whites teamsheet following the arrival of Neil Lennon as manager.

The midfielder, who joined Bolton ahead of the 2011/12 season on a free transfer after his contract with Swansea City expired, made a total of 32 appearances during his first season at Macron Stadium.

He also scored his first Wanderers goal against his former employers in the 2-1 FA Cup Fourth Round victory in January 2011, before scoring in each of the Whites' opening two Championship fixtures of the 2013/14 campaign.

However a shoulder injury suffered against Watford in February 2014 saw his campaign ended prematurely. 

The midfielder previously made 199 appearances during a five-year spell with the Welsh outfit, scoring 31 goals. His last outing for the Swans was in the npower Championship play-off final win over Reading at Wembley that secured the club’s promotion to the Barclays Premier League.

Before his days at the Liberty Stadium, London-born Pratley progressed through the youth setup at Fulham, before enjoying regular first team football out on loan with Brentford.

Career History