Kaiyne Woolery - It’s been a mad season

Forward shares delight with club after scoring development squad's winning goal against Manchester United

Kaiyne Woolery was delighted to mark his return to BL6 with a goal as Bolton Wanderers defeated Manchester United in the Manchester FA Senior Cup semi-final on Monday night.

The forward had only linked up again with the Whites’ development squad earlier in the day following the end of his one-month loan stint with Notts County, making five senior appearances during his time with the League One club.

Chipping keeper Joel Pereira for his third goal of the season early in the second half, having scored twice against Arsenal back in December, Woolery was pleased to play his part as Bolton set up a final clash with Manchester City.

“I’m buzzing to have got the goal,” said the 20-year-old. “It was a great pass from Quade. I was telling him where I wanted it and he played the ball perfectly. 

“I saw the keeper rushing out so went to lob him. It was a great feeling when I saw the ball hit the back of the net.

“I seem to do quite well in the big games, so there’s extra pressure for the final in that case! Hopefully it continues for me.”

Woolery continued: “I’m just happy to have scored and for the team to get the win. It doesn’t matter who we are playing, as long as we get the result. 

“I enjoyed it and felt confident out there but everyone played well tonight. We controlled it and were the dominant team. It was a good game to part of.”

A summer signing from Conference side Tamworth, the goal capped off a whirlwind few months for the forward – a fact he was quick to acknowledge.

“It’s been mad this season,” Woolery said. “I never thought in the summer that I would make my Football League debut this year. 

“I never even imagined I would be at Bolton. I’m delighted with how things have gone so far.

“I enjoyed it at Notts County. I was playing right-wing so that was a bit different for me as it is not my strongest position. 

“I think I did alright for them though. It was a good experience but I am also pleased to be back.”

He continued: “I’m itching to push on now. We all know that if we get our heads down at this level then we have a shot at getting a chance in the first team, like Zach and Josh. 

“It’d be great if I did get a chance to show the Bolton fans and first team gaffer what I can do. I can just keep doing what I am doing and we’ll see what happens.”

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