Stoke fans were shocked when Bolton signed their winger, Thibaud Verlinden. He’s only on loan with Keith Hill’s side but Stoke fans thought he would be ready to join their first team this season.
As a Bolton fan, I would like to thank Stoke. Verlinden has been absolutely brilliant for us so far.
The skill that the 20 year old has is unbelievable. He has also shown the determination with the rest of the Bolton team to try and get points.
Stoke fans will welcome him back with open arms. This spell in League One will prepare him for regular football if Stoke want to feature him in their first team.
Unfortunately, he suffered a groin injury a few weeks ago and missed two games. However, he’s back now and fit.
In 7 games, he has scored 2 goals. The youngster is talented. Not only can he score goals and contribute to others but he can also inspire with his footwork.
He isn’t afraid to take on opposition and get stuck in. I would say that he is definitely getting the most out of his time at Bolton.
Before he returns to Stoke in January, there are still a few things he needs to work on.
One thing is fouls. When Verlinden played against Blackpool, he picked up a yellow card and the referee had to have a word with him. That didn’t stop him however, as he continued to be quite careless on the pitch.