‘Difficult to fit him in’ – Many Bolton fans react to debate on exciting 19-y/o

Bolton Wanderers’ fansite ‘Lion of Vienna Suite’ has asked the question whether they are a better side without their 19-year-old prodigy Ronan Darcy, sparking a bit of debate amongst Trotters’ fans.

The youngster has emerged from their youth team this season, playing senior football during the tough opening few weeks and since establishing himself as a first-team regular. At just 19-years-old, Darcy is proving to be a real handful for League One defenders and a bright light in a tough season for Bolton.

However, writer Chris Manning feels that perhaps Darcy isn’t the best option for them going forward, after seeing a three-man midfield of Luke Murphy, Jason Lowe and Ethan Hamilton overrun a weak Tranmere side at the weekend.

Manning also says: “I have felt that we have been too open in midfield, with his somewhat lightweight presence being largely ineffective in a division full of physicality. Would he be a more effective player for us in a higher league? I think so.”

It’s an interesting question and says as much about the level of football in the division as anything. Do Trotters’ fans feel that their exciting young talent leaves them looking lightweight in the more testing battles? or is quality enough to overcome physicality?

Bolton fans have responded with very mixed opinions, as you’ll see below.

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