bwfc.co.uk countdown to see which member of the Wanderers squad has the most followers on Twitter
Following the signing of Mark Beevers on Sunday, Wanderers fans flocked to the defender's Twitter profile to give him a follow. But where does the former Millwall man rank in the overall Bolton rankings and who comes out on top? bwfc.co.uk investigate...
14th: ALEX FINNEY (@AlexFinnyy) - 1.2k - Having only been handed his Wanderers debut last season, Finney’s number of followers are understandably quite modest in comparison to his fellow senior colleagues. Having captained the Whites’ Under-21s towards the end of last season, he will be hoping for further senior opportunities under Phil Parkinson.
13th: ALEX SAMIZADEH (@AlexSamizadeh)- 1.7k - Having burst onto the scene as a prolific finisher for Wanderers Under-21s and Under-18s last season, the young forward’s slowly raking up the followers. Still only 17, there is still plenty of time for Samizadeh’s fan-base to grow as he looks to build on his senior debut last season.
12th: TOM WALKER (@Tom1Walker1) - 2.6k - Having followed Zach Clough into bursting on the first team stage in 2014/15, Walker saw his first team opportunities limited last season. One of the youngest players in the Wanderers squad, time is on the versatile midfielder’s side as he looks to re-establish himself and impress his new manager this year.
11TH: FILIP TWARDZIK (@FilipTwardzik) - 3.6k - A winter signing from Scottish giants Celtic in February 2015, Twardzik made an immediate impact for Wanderers as he scored on his debut against Derby County. However, the former Czech Republic youth international’s first team opportunities have been limited since then with the majority of his action coming with the Under-21s.
10th: ROB HOLDING (@RHolding95) - 4.2k - Wanderers’ Player of the Year last season, Holding seems to be going under the radar somewhat, on Twitter at least. Now a fully-fledged England Under-21s international after helping the young Lions lift the Toulon Tournament in May, expect to see his number of followers grow in the forthcoming months.
9th: JOSH VELA (@velajosh25) - 5k - Another surprisingly low return. Handed his debut by Wanderers when still a Premier League club, Vela has been a constant in the Whites side over the past two seasons. Like his Twitter presence, the 22-year-old goes about his business quietly but effectively whether it be at full-back or the heart of midfield.
8th: KAIYNE WOOLERY (@kaiyneewoolery) - 5.2k - Providing one of Wanderers’ highlights of the season last year with his last-gasp winner against Rotherham United, it has been a whirlwind few years for Woolery as the late-bloomer continues to develop having made the step up from non-league beginnings.
7th: LAWRIE WILSON (@Lawrie_Wilson) - 8.8k - A Football League veteran in comparison a number of his younger team-mates, Wilson boasts a solid following on Twitter having worked his way up the ladder with Stevenage before finding his feet in the Championship with Charlton Athletic prior to his move to Wanderers.
6th: MARK BEEVERS (@Beeves16) - 8.9k - Boosted by a flurry of Whites supporters flocking to follow Wanderers’ latest signing, Beevers sits a respectable sixth in the Bolton standings having edged ahead of new team-mate Lawrie Wilson since joining the club on Sunday.
5th: ZACH CLOUGH (@ZachClough) - 9.6k - Who doesn’t love the Denton Destroyer? Since bursting on the scene with a winning goal against local-rivals Wigan Athletic, Clough has cemented his place in the hearts of Wanderers supporters. However, fifth place does seem a little low for the forward. Come on people, get following!
4th: MAX CLAYTON (@MaxJClayton) - 11.8k - Another player to endear themselves immediately to supporters with a maiden strike against Wigan, Clayton has been unfortunate with injuries since joining the club in September 2014. Shining for Crewe Alexandra, the England youth international enjoyed trials with Premier League clubs before joining Bolton and will itching to make up for lost time in the season ahead.
3rd: DEAN MOXEY(@therealmox_21) - 14.2k - Claiming bronze, Moxey, like Wilson, has worked his way up the Football League ladder during his career, starting with Exeter City in the Conference and ending up with Crystal Palace in the Premier League, via Derby County, prior to his move to Wanderers.
2nd: DERIK OSEDE (@derikosede) - 67.8k - Former Real Madrid man Derik is well in front in second place. The Spain youth international has trained alongside some of the best players on the planet and worked under the tutelage of Zinedine Zidane during his later years in the Spanish capital.
1st: BEN AMOS (@Amos_40) - 211k - Leading the way by some distance, perhaps fittingly, is Wanderers’ number one. Explained by his formative years at English football giants Manchester United, to give Amos’ numbers further context he has over double the number of followers of former Bolton striker and England international Emile Heskey.
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