Countdown to 2016/17 - 15 days to go

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

With just 15 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.

John Sheridan
November 1996 – October 1998

A man who made his name with Leeds United and Sheffield Wednesday during the first 15 years of his career, Sheridan initially linked up with Bolton on loan in 1996 before turning that move permanent shortly afterwards for a fee of £180.

Bringing a wealth of experience to firstly Burnden Park and then the Reebok Stadium, it was during the club’s first season at their new home that the midfielder sported the number 15 shirt for the Whites.

Going on to make a total of 43 appearances for the Trotters, scoring three goals, he moved on to Doncaster Rovers in the summer of 1998 although his spell with the Vikings was short-lived as he linked up with Oldham Athletic shortly after.

Making over 150 appearances for the Latics, he started his permanent managerial career with them in 2006 before taking the reins at Chesterfield, Plymouth Argyle and Newport County.

Where is he now?

Sheridan was appointed as manager of Notts County back in May on a three-year deal.

Radhi Jaidi
July 2004 – August 2006

Sporting the No.15 shirt for the entire duration of his stay with the club, Jaidi arrived in England having won the Tunisian league title with Espérance Sportive de Tunis a matter of months earlier.

During his two seasons with the Trotters, the centre-half went on to form a thriving defensive partnership with Bruno N’Gotty, while Jaidi went on to endear himself to the Bolton faithful with a number of hearty performances in the white shirt.

Also proving himself a source of goals for Wanderers with him chipping in with eight goals including efforts against Arsenal and Chelsea, Jaidi moved onto pastures new following the expiration of his contract at the club in July 2006 when he linked up with Birmingham City.

Where is he now?

Ending his career at Southampton with a three year stint between 2009 and 2012, he has since taken up a role with the club’s development squad where he has remained ever since.

Daniel Sturridge
January 2011 – May 2011

Sturridge arrived at BL6 on loan from Chelsea in January 2011 having impressed during the initial years of his career and certainly wasting no time in making his mark on Bolton Wanderers.

Having struggled to cement his place in the starting line up at Stamford Bridge however, the striker’s decision to join Wanderers on a temporary basis was one which reaped dividends both for the Whites and Chelsea, with him notching eight times in 12 appearances during his time at the club.

Scoring the winning goal on his debut against Wolves, he followed that effort up with strikes against the likes of Tottenham Hotspur, Everton and Newcastle United – a feat which ensured that he became only the sixth player to score in his first four games for a club in the Premier League.

And despite his game-time with the club coming to a premature end with a sending off against former club Manchester City on the final day of the 2010/11 campaign, his stay with Wanderers has led the forward onto success both in his club exploits and on the international scene for England.

Where is he now? 

Now plying his trade with Liverpool, Sturridge has made 90 appearances for the Anfield outfit since moving to the Reds in 2013, scoring 53 goals.

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