New signing Aaron Morley is determined to make his mark at Wanderers – second time around.
Local lad Morley was on the books in the Whites’ Academy as a teenager after spending his formative years with Manchester City.
That proved something of a false start as Morley was released to try his luck at Rochdale.
And the midfield man seized that opportunity superbly to become one of the top young players in the EFL and secure a move back to the University of Bolton Stadium as the real deal.
“It feels amazing. It’s a massive club and it’s just where I want to be at this time in my career,” said Morley, who has signed a three-and-a-half-year deal with Wanderers.
“I came here when I was about 14 and stayed here for 18 months. It didn’t work out but hopefully this time it will.
“I know a few players here already, like MJ who was at Rochdale.
“He can’t speak highly enough of the club and hopefully we can do something special.
“Just walking out there on the pitch it gets better every time you see it, so hopefully I can put some good performances in.”
Bury-born Morley has grown up in Radcliffe and so didn’t have to travel far to put pen to paper with Wanderers, who have paid Dale an undisclosed fee for the 21-year-old.
He watched Wanderers play on Tuesday night and will be available to manager Ian Evatt for the first time for Saturday’s visit of Ipswich Town.
Morley arrives with an impressive CV already showing over 100 starts for Rochdale and two seasons of experience in League One.
And the creative midfielder is hungry to build on that with Evatt's side.
“I think I’m at 120 games now and I’m still at a young age and still learning and hopefully I can learn a lot more being here,” he added.
“Hopefully the gaffer will take to me and give me my opportunity.
“I think I made about 70 appearances in League One last season and the season before and hopefully I can flourish at Bolton.”
To watch Aaron’s first interview as a Wanderers’ player click HERE