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#FixtureReleaseDay: Who will be returning to Macron Stadium during the 2017/18 season?

21 June 2017

Throughout the course of the 2017/18 campaign, a number of familiar faces will return to BL6 with their latest employers.

In a special feature to celebrate Fixture Release Day, bwfc.co.uk highlights which former Whites will return to their old stomping ground this season.

PAUL ROBINSON (BIRMINGHAM)

Bolton Wanderers appearances: 87

Bolton Wanderers goals: 0

The defender originally joined Wanderers from West Brom on loan in July 2009 with the deal becoming permanent within a year. Perhaps his most famous moment in a Bolton shirt was that celebration following Fabrice Muamba’s goal against Blackburn Rovers. After a total of three seasons with the Whites, Robinson joined Leeds United on a month’s loan, only to see his deal extended to the end of the season. Following his time at Elland Road, the defender moved to Birmingham City where he currently occupies a player/coach role.

LUKAS JUTKIEWICZ (BIRMINGHAM)

Bolton Wanderers appearances: 20

Bolton Wanderers goals: 7

The Southampton-born striker spent three years with the Saints' academy before joining Swindon Town where he made his debut for the club aged 17. After spells with the likes of Everton, Huddersfield, Motherwell and Coventry, the 28-year-old would sign for Middlesbrough in 2012. Having spent two years at the Riverside Stadium, Jutkiewicz joined Wanderers on loan in January 2014, where he would go on to score seven goals in 20 appearances.

VIV SOLOMON-OTABOR (BIRMINGHAM)

Bolton Wanderers appearances: 20

Bolton Wanderers goals: 7

The London-born winger joined Wanderers on loan until the end of the season in January 2017 and would go on to be part of the club's promotion winning side. Returning to St Andrew's, the 21-year-old will be hoping to break into Harry Redknapp’s first-team plans after impressing under Gary Rowett prior to his loan to Macron Stadium.

MARVIN SORDELL (BURTON ALBION)

Bolton Wanderers appearances: 29

Bolton Wanderers goals: 8

Progressing through the Watford academy, the striker moved to the Trotters in 2012 and after struggling to find the back of the net, he was sent on loan to Charlton Athletic where he scored seven goals in 31 appearances. Following his loan with the Addicks, Sordell enjoyed spells with Burnley, Colchester and Coventry before moving to Burton Albion last January.

JACOB BUTTERFIELD (DERBY COUNTY)

Bolton Wanderers appearances: 8

Bolton Wanderers goals: 0

Before turning out for Middlesbrough, Huddersfield and Derby County, Butterfield spent time on loan with Bolton from Norwich City, where he would make just eight appearances during his time at Macron Stadium

TIM REAM (FULHAM)

Bolton Wanderers appearances: 126

Bolton Wanderers goals: 0

Ream was drafted in the second round of the 2010 MLS SuperDraft by New York Red Bulls, but after two seasons with the American side, the defender cancelled his honeymoon to complete a move to Bolton Wanderers. The 29-year-old then spent three years at Macron Stadium before departing for Fulham.

ALEX BAPTISTE (MIDDLESBROUGH)

Bolton Wanderers appearances: 43

Bolton Wanderers goals: 4

Born in Nottingham, Baptiste came up through the youth ranks at Mansfield Town where he would spend six years before joining Blackpool in 2008. In May 2013, Baptiste signed a three-year deal with the Whites on a free transfer. Scoring four goals during his time with the club, the 31-year-old spent last season on loan at Preston North End from Middlesbrough. Should he stay with the Riverside-based club, he may make his return to Macron Stadium this season.

ZACH CLOUGH (NOTTINGHAM FOREST)

Bolton Wanderers appearances: 68

Bolton Wanderers goals: 22

The 22-year-old progressed through the Bolton Wanderers academy having joined the club at the age of eight. After impressing in the club's youth ranks, Clough made his first team debut aged 19 against Wigan - a game in which he scored the winning goal, knocking the Latics out of the Emirates FA Cup. In January 2017, the forward left Bolton to join Nottingham Forest and will make his return to BL6 in our final league game of the season.

ALI AL-HABSI (READING)

Bolton Wanderers appearances: 18

Bolton Wanderers goals: 0

Despite spending five seasons at Macron Stadium, Al-Habsi made just 18 appearances, partly because he was deputy to a certain Jussi Jaaskelainen. In 2011, the Oman international moved to Wigan Atheltic before departing for Reading in 2015.

CHRIS BASHAM (SHEFFIELD UNITED)

Bolton Wanderers appearances: 21

Bolton Wanderers goals: 1

After spending time with Newcastle United’s academy, Basham was released aged 16 and following his departure, the midfielder signed his first professional contract with Bolton. After loan spells with Stafford Rangers and Rochdale, the 28-year-old moved to Blackpool in 2010 where he spent four years. His time at Bloomfield Road came to an end in June 2014 however as Basham left Blackpool for Sheffield United where he has plied his trade since.

BARRY BANNAN (SHEFFIELD WEDNESDAY)

Bolton Wanderers appearances: 16

Bolton Wanderers goals: 0

The Scottish international has made 24 appearances for his national side having made his debut against the Faroe Island in November 2010. The current Sheffield Wednesday midfielder enjoyed a brief loan spell with Bolton during the 2014/15 season after arriving on loan from Crystal Palace.

JOE MASON (WOLVERHAMPTON WANDERERS)

Bolton Wanderers appearances: 30

Bolton Wanderers goals: 10

Mason enjoyed three loan spells with Bolton over the course of two seasons and will be best remembered for his hat-trick against Rotherham in September 2014 in a dramatic 3-2 win, making him the first Bolton player to score a treble since Fredi Bobic in 2002. Returning to Cardiff in 2015, the 26-year-old moved to Molineux with Wolves in 2016.

ANDREW LONERGAN (WOLVERHAMPTON WANDERERS)

Bolton Wanderers appearances: 62

Bolton Wanderers goals: 0

Born in Preston, Lonergan would feature over 200 times for the Lilywhites during an 11-year stay with the Lancashire club. Throughout his time at Deepdale, the goalkeeper enjoyed time on loan with Darlington, Blackpool, Wycombe and Swindon before departing for Leeds United in 2011. After just one season at Elland Road however the 33-year-old moved to Bolton where he’d stay for three years. After a brief stint with Fulham, Lonergan moved to Wolverhampton Wanderers in June 2016.


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