On-loan midfielder speaks about his aims for the remainder of the season and why he signed for Bolton
Liam Trotter says he is hopeful of securing a regular starting berth in Wanderers’ engine room, adding a goal-scoring touch along the way.
The deadline-day recruit from Millwall add to Dougie Freedman already impressive options in the middle of the park.
Trotter netted a creditable 24 goals in 138 games during his time at Millwall, and he now wants to repay the confidence show in him by Freedman by putting the ball in the back of the net in a Bolton shirt.
The 25-year-old told bwfc.co.uk: “Bolton Wanderers are a very good club, one that has aspirations to get back to the Premier League.
“I feel like this is a great opportunity for me. It’s a new challenge and a new start.
“The manager spoke to me - he told me how he wants me to play and where he wants me to play. He sold me on that vision.
“I have seen what the manager has done at Crystal Palace and what he has done here so far. He is a young and up-and-coming manager and a few people that I know who have played and worked under him spoke very highly of him.
“Bolton is one of the few clubs in this league that sells itself.
“On the pitch, I’m a big central midfielder, someone who is looking to dominate the game and my opponent. I have got a big physical presence, but I like to play and get on the ball.
“I'm hoping to chip in with a few goals - that is one of my main aims here. I like to get forward and in and around the box, so I’ll be hoping to contribute with a few goals.”
Liam could make his full debut in the weekend’s game against AFC Bournemouth at the Reebok Stadium.
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