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Bolton sign 2 more – What do they bring to the Wanderers

Photo Credit; Fleetwood Town

Bolton Wanderers have announced a further two additions to their squad.

Billy Crellin joins on a season-long loan from Fleetwood Town and Ricardo Santos has signed a two year deal with the club.

Goalkeeper Crellin arrives despite plenty of interest from other clubs. Current Fleetwood boss Joey Barton felt Bolton was a great fit for the youngster, “There was plenty of interest for Billy this summer, but we felt a season in League Two at Bolton was the perfect place for him.”

The 6 foot 4-inch shot-stopper, like many of Bolton’s signings this season, has been drawn into the stature of the club, “The move came around pretty fast for me and as soon as I found out Bolton Wanderers were interested I couldn’t turn down a club of this magnitude.”

Defender Santos arrives having spent the last 3 seasons playing for Barnet, and like Crellin, is delighted to have joined the club, “I am very happy to have signed for Bolton Wanderers and I am grateful for this opportunity. I cannot wait to get going.”

“The club really sells itself and after having a brief chat with the gaffer, who told me about his plans, I just really wanted to be a part of it.”

So what will both players bring to the Wanderers?

Billy Crellin

Wanderers boss Ian Evatt says he brings with him all the attributes for what is required of keepers in the present game, “He is the modern-day goalkeeper who is very agile, great with the ball at his feet and commands his area well.

The 20-year old also brings a wealth of international experience at youth team level, having represented his country in each age group from the under 17 level through to under 20s.

Ricardo Santos

The defender arrives with a wealth of football league experience under his belt, over 100 of his 165 career appearances have been in the EFL.

Evatt was quick to highlight the other key attributes that Santos brings, “He is a player I have admired for a while. He is 6ft 6ins tall but is extremely quick and very good with the ball at his feet.”

“Ricardo has all the attributes required to be an outstanding centre back for this football club.”

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