New Boy Nlundulu Aims To Match Whites' Ambition

New loan recruit Dan Nlundulu is hungry to get among the goals and help the Whites’ promotion push.

The Southampton striker is staying in League One after ending a loan spell at Cheltenham Town to link up with Wanderers.

The 23-year-old brings the experience of a dozen Premier League appearances with the Saints as well as three previous loan stints in League One at Cheltenham and Lincoln City.

And Nlundulu believes a move to the University of the Bolton Stadium until the end of the season is the ideal next step as he turns his sights on the top end of the table.

“I had a great time at Cheltenham but felt it was my time to move on,” said Nlundulu, who becomes Wanderers’ second January signing following a permanent deal for Hull City wideman Randell Williams.

“For me it was the right decision. We thought we had to make that next level.

“It’s such a big club and I’m so excited to be here at a club that has so much ambition.

“My Southampton career has been amazing. I got lucky to work with Ralph (Hasenhuttl). He saw something there which is why he gave me my appearances.

“But I felt this is my time to go on loan (again) and get some experience and do well here, achieve the goals and the targets we have here as a club.

“I would advise any player to go out on loan and get some experience and be around that first-team environment.

“It’s so beneficial to feel like you’re wanted and have responsibilities under pressure. For me, coming here, such a big club, such a great club is fantastic.

“I’ve got great targets for me individually and as a club. I’m sure that the club wants to get promoted and I hope it does. I just can’t wait to get started.”

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Nlundulu scored five times for Cheltenham before ending his second loan spell at Whaddon Road last weekend.

And he is confident of increasing that ratio with Wanderers where he will join an impressive battery of frontmen looking to get Ian Evatt’s men fully firing inside the top six.

“That’s what I’m here for. I’m here to score goals. I’m a number nine and that’s my job,” Nlundulu added.

“I’m looking forward to meeting the players and linking up with them and hopefully get a good understanding and help each other get some goals and get this club where it needs to be.

“Hopefully we can achieve something big. It’s a massive club, some stadium and I can only see the positives that can come from a club like this.”

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