Quintet offered third-year scholarships

Bolton Wanderers have offered third-year scholarships to five of the club’s young players.

Alex Samizadeh, Cole Lonsdale, Harry Brockbank, Jack Earing and Ryan White have all been offered the opportunity to continue their footballing education at Macron Stadium.

Earing was handed his first team debut against Everton in the Checkatrade Trophy back in August while Samizadeh also featured in the same competition against Blackpool, with all five impressing for Bolton’s Under-23s and Under-18s over the course of the season.

With David Lee and Nicky Spooner’s respective sides both enjoying fruitful campaigns, Academy Manager Jimmy Phillips was delighted when reflecting upon another successful year for the club’s Academy with bwfc.co.uk.

“A lot of these lads have been with us since the age of nine so that is certainly encouraging.

“Three of them [Brockbank, Earing and Lonsdale] are from the Bolton area with Samizadeh from Manchester and White from Blackpool.  

“We’ve also offered ten first-year scholarships and four of them have been with us since the Under-9s and seven of them are from Bolton and the surrounding areas.

“We’re keeping up our tradition of getting young local players, keeping them in the academy and getting them into the scholarship ranks.

“Hopefully more of these players will go on to represent the first team like Josh Vela, who has done remarkably well for us this year, and in the past Zach Clough and Rob Holding.”

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