And the forward made an immediate impact for the Whites, scoring the only goal against the Latics to set up an FA Cup fourth round clash away at Liverpool.
A graduate of Bolton’s youth academy, the forward was a member of the Trotters’ Under-18s side that reached the quarter-finals of the FA Youth Cup in 2013, memorably beating Tottenham Hotspur 8-4 along the way.
A regular for Wanderers’ Under-21s since then, Clough featured for the Whites’ first team in pre-season at the start of the 2014/15 campaign, even scoring in a 1-1 draw away at Macclesfield Town.
Having burst onto the scene against Wigan, the highly-rated youngster was handed a new contract two days later, signing a deal that will keep him at Macron Stadium until 2017.
Injury prevented Clough from making his league debut until the end of the month. However, he wasted no time in building on his impressive maiden appearance by scoring two goals on his first Championship start against Wolverhampton Wanderers.
Another brace against Watford took his tally for the season to five goals from six appearances, which also put the forward as the club's joint leading goalscorer before a dislocated shoulder ended his season prematurely.
Clough fired seven goals from 29 appearances during the 2015/16 season as he finished the year as Wanderers' top marksman.