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Foot in Both Camps: Bolton Wanderers v Stoke City

28 December 2018

Bolton Wanderers take on Stoke City at the University of Bolton Stadium on Saturday in the Sky Bet Championship. With that being said, bwfc.co.uk looked back in the history books at players

Jonathan Walters

Walters signed for Wanderers for around £50,000 in the summer of 2002. He made six appearances in his two and a half years at the University of Bolton Stadium.

After leaving Bolton for Hull in 2004, he eventually found himself at Stoke in the summer of 2010, signing from Stoke for £2.75million.

Making over 250 appearances, scoring 62 times for the Potters.

Walters is currently playing for Ipswich, on loan from Burnley.

Gavin Ward

Ward’s signature was secured by the Trotters from Bradford for a fee of £300,000 in 1996.

In three years at Wanderers, the goalkeeper made 28 appearances between the sticks.

Whilst at the University of Bolton Stadium, he had a brief loan spell at Burnley before moving to Stoke on a free transfer in 1999.

Ward played 100 times for Stoke in his time at the bet365 stadium, playing every game in his first year at the club.

Eidur Gudjohnsen

The former Chelsea, Barcelona and Monaco striker had two spells with Wanderers.

His first started in the summer of 1998 when he signed on a free transfer from Icelandic side KR Reykjavík. He made 73 appearances for the Trotters scoring 26 times, with Wanderers in the First Division.

His first stint ended when Claudio Ranieri’s Chelsea submitted a £5million bid for the Icelandic international.

The striker spent one year at Stoke, only stepping foot on the pitch five times, all being as a substitute.

After leaving Club Brugge, Gudjohnsen trained with Wanderers before being handed a contract by Neil Lennon in December 2014, until the end of the season. He made his second debut a week later against Ipswich, the team he made his debut against in his first stint with the club.

Peter Shilton OBE

England’s most capped player joined Stoke City in November 1974 for £325,000, a world record for a goalkeeper at that time.

He played 121 times for the Potters and was in the side that narrowly missed out on the 1975 First Division title.

Following Stoke’s relegation to the Second Division, the shot-stopper signed for Nottingham Forest to stay in the First Division.

He signed for Wanderers in 1995 making only a handful of appearances for the Whites, including the Division One play-off semi-final against Wolves.

Paul Warhurst

Coming out of the Manchester City academy, the defender had spells at Oldham, Sheffield Wednesday and Blackburn Rovers before joining Wanderers from Crystal Palace for £800,000 in the January of 1999.

Warhurst was part of Sam Allardyce’s side that won the 2001 play-off final against Preston, securing a return to the Premier League.

He signed for Stoke, on loan from Bolton for the end of the 2002-03 season, where he made five appearances.

Released by Wanderers at the end of that season after making 100 appearances for the club, he was briefly resigned by the Whites in September 2003. However, he made no more appearances for the club and was released again in October.

Abdoulaye Faye

The defender signed for the Wanderers originally a season long loan from Lens in 2005 but the deal was made a permanent one in the January of 2006.

Staying at the University of Bolton Stadium for two seasons, he made 62 appearances for the Wanderers and became a fans favourite thanks to his dominant display at the centre of the defence.

The Senegalese international left the Whites, to join up with former manager Allardyce at Newcastle for a fee of £2million.

Spending only 12 months in the North East, he signed for Stoke in 2008. He played 84 times for the Potters and was appointed captain for the 2009/10 season.

Stephen Ireland

The Manchester City academy graduate joined Stoke originally on loan for the 2013/14 season to join up with former manager Mark Hughes.

He signed a three-deal following the expiration of his loan move and made 70 appearances over his five years at the Bet365 stadium.

He was released by Stoke following their relegation to the Championship and joined up with Phil Parkinson’s squad in October on a short-term deal.

John Dreyer

Dreyer signed on a free transfer from Luton in the summer of 1994, making 60 appearances for the Potters.

During his time at Stoke, he was loaned to the Wanderers for the end of the 1994/95 season.

He only made four appearances at Burnden Park, returning to Stoke for another two seasons.

Tony Kelly

Kelly signed for Stoke following a spell at Wigan, where he won the Football League Trophy.

Spending two seasons at Stoke, he played 44 times before he was sold to West Brom in 1987.

He signed for Bolton for £100,000 from Shrewsbury, and was named in the 1992 PFA Team of the Year in his first season at the club.

Making 142 appearances over his four seasons at the club, and since retirement has remained connected with the club.


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