Friends Re-United

New arrival Owen Beck is looking to rekindle his playing partnership with best pal Conor Bradley after joining forces at Wanderers.

Northern Ireland international Bradley has enjoyed an outstanding start to the season with the Whites since signing on loan from Liverpool in June.

Beck has followed the same path with a season-long loan from the Reds.

And the wing-back pair could now get the chance to combine to help Wanderers climb the League One table after first playing together in the youth set-up at Anfield.   

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“I was at Liverpool before, but Conor joined around the U18s and from then we’d been best friends playing on the opposite sides of each other,” said Beck, who takes squad number 30 and becomes Wanderers’ fifth signing of the summer transfer window.

“And we just love playing really. When I’m crossing and when he’s crossing, we look to pick each other out.

“I feel like over the years we’ve built up a real good chemistry.

“While I was in Portugal, because he’s my best mate, I was always watching Bolton’s games.

“Obviously he’s played, and he’s done brilliantly, so I’m just looking to make the same impact.”

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Beck was set to spend the season on loan in Portugal’s top-flight with Famalicao before a change of plan prompted a re-call by Liverpool and a switch to the University of Bolton Stadium.

The 20-year-old – who has made two first-team appearances for the Merseysiders in the Carabao Cup – will now add to the competition for places on the left-hand side of Ian Evatt’s side and also give the Wanderers’ boss greater flexibility in how he utilises his defensive resources.

And Beck is eager to get started after watching from the stands as the Whites romped to a 4-1 Papa Johns Trophy win over Crewe Alexandra on Tuesday night.

“I watched the game last night and thought they played very well,” added the Wales U21 international.

“I’ve seen the way they play and I feel like I can fit in the team well.

“Then I trained today and that was good. The lads welcomed me and I get on with them all so, just I’m looking forward to getting involved in the league and cup competitions now.”

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