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Having scored goals for fun for Wanderers' Under-18s and Under-21s sides in 2015/16, Alex Samizadeh was handed his senior debut against Brentford in April 2016.

The Iranian forward joined Bolton from Curzon Ashton, having previously spent time on loan at Premier League side Manchester City.

Making an immediate impact for the young Whites, the 17-year-old scored a hat-trick on his Under-18s debut against Colchester United, with the goals continuing to rain in over the course of the campaign.

Quickly promoted the Trotters' Under-21s side, Samizadeh scored on both his debut for Wanderers' second string and first start against Cardiff City and Ipswich Town respectively.

Continuing to combine his time between the Under-18s and Under-21s, he was named on the substitutes' bench for the first time by Interim Manager Jimmy Phillips against Reading in April 2016.

And although he was denied a debut that day, the forward did not have to wait long for his first taste of senior football, coming on as a late substitute in the Whites' next match away at Brentford.

Continuing his prolific run in front of goal into the 2016/17 season, Phil Parkinson handed Samizadeh his home debut as a late substitute against Blackpool in the Checkatrade Trophy in October 2016.