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Countdown to 2016/17 - 2 days to go

4 August 2016

The club's series of countdown articles continues with a current England international featuring in's latest offering

With just two days to go until the start of the 2016/17 Sky Bet League One campaign,'s special series of articles profiling former occupants of a certain shirt number continues.

Scott Green
March 1990 – June 1997

Having enjoyed spells with Stoke City, West Bromwich Albion and Walsall before agreeing terms with Derby County in 1988, Scott Green sadly failed to make a single senior appearance for the Rams in his first two seasons as a professional.

Also enjoying a brief stint with Finnish club Euran Pallo, his exploits for them ultimately earned him a move to Burnden Park in March 1990 for £50,000 with the Walsall-born defender going on to help the club reach the Third Division Play-Off Final against Tranmere just a year later. 

After quickly becoming a stalwart in the Bolton defence, Green and Wanderers eventually tasted play-off success in 1995 with victory over Reading at Wembley alongside earning promotion as champions just two years later.

The summer of 1997 however saw Green bring the curtain down on his time with the Whites having accumulated almost 290 appearances, with the defender going on to join Wigan Athletic before winding down his career with Wrexham and Telford in the early noughties. 

Nicky Hunt
August 2000 – August 2010

After growing up watching Wanderers from the terraces at Burnden Park, Nicky Hunt linked up with the club as a 15-year-old after failing to make the grade with Manchester United previously.

Initially used sparingly during his early foray into the game, the Daisy Hill youngster was thrust into the limelight on his Premier League debut against the Red Devils at Old Trafford on the opening day of the 2003/04 campaign, going on to figure prominently for the Trotters during the course of the same season and beyond, 

Turning out for the club for the final time against Arsenal in March 2008, loan spells with both Birmingham City and Derby County followed before he moved on to pastures new in Bristol City.

Spending two seasons at Ashton Gate, Hunt failed to nail down a regular starting berth at the club, turning out for both Preston and Rotherham inside 18 months before linking up with Accrington Stanley.

Where is he now?

Hunt is currently plying his trade with Leyton Orient whom he joined earlier this year.

Gretar Steinsson
January 2008 – August 2007

A player who became renowned for his whole-hearted approach to games whilst wearing the white of Wanderers, Gretar Steinsson undeniably enjoyed the most fruitful spell of his career at the Reebok Stadium.

Starting out as a youngster with Icelandic side IA, the defender spent a season with KF before returning to his first club for four years while brief stints with Swiss outfit Young Boys and Dutch side AZ Alkmaar followed, with the full-back’s spell with the latter ensuring that he caught the eye of Wanderers.

Going on to spend four seasons with the Trotters, notably silencing a rampant Gareth Bale in a clash against Tottenham Hotspur in November 2010, Steinsson quickly endeared himself to the Bolton faithful and remained a firm fan favourite for the duration of his stay at BL6.

Where is he now?

Eventually swapping Bolton for Turkey with Kayserispor his next port of call in 2012, the right-back proceeded to hang up his boots in the summer of 2012 and is now currently the technical director at League One side Fleetwood Town.

Other Bolton Number 2s include: Neil Cox, Bruno N’Gotty, Bernard Mendy, Anthony Barness, Tyrone Mears

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