Bolton Wanderers close in on move for 20-y/o

Bolton Wanderers will move to alleviate their left-sided problems by bringing in Hull City defender Brandon Fleming on loan, as reported by the Bolton News.

The Trotters fielded three different players at left back during their 5-1 defeat against Lincoln City this week and were constantly exposed down that flank. Keith Hill has now moved to take some of the pressure off his young players, by bringing in one of someone else’s instead.

He has featured for the Tigers this season, making seven appearances in all competitions but currently finds himself third in the pecking order, behind below Callum Elder and Stephen Kingsley.

He’s a homegrown talent, who joined his local side at the age of nine. He signed his first professional contract at the KCOM Stadium in February 2017 making a senior debut a year-and-a-half later in a League Cup tie against Doncaster Rovers.

Bolton have been forced to move in the market after Adam Chicken and Josh Earl both left the club in the New Year.


Our View

Bolton do need a left back and Fleming is on the cusp of the first team at Hull. Loans usually benefit both sides but this one looks particularly beneficial.

Hull are virtually assured of him starting matches given the situation at Bolton, whilst Keith Hill’s side were crying out for some balance on the left side in midweek.

The only worry is Fleming’s age; there are already a lot of young players at the club and they visibly folded in the final ten minutes of the Lincoln defeat, going from 2-1 down to 5-1 within a matter of minutes.

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