Bolton Wanderers’ preparation for League Two continues with the signing of goalkeeper Billy Crellin. The highly-rated stopper arrives on loan from Lancashire rivals Fleetwood Town.
Crellin is Bolton’s seventh summer signing, as Ian Evatt continues to build a squad ready to challenge for promotion.
Bolton Wanderers Sign Goalkeeper Billy Crellin
Crellin Arrives on Loan From Fleetwood Town
The shot-stopper is seen as one of English football’s brightest prospects. The 20-year-old has featured for England at several levels and is ready for a full season in the football league.
Crellin has gained some experience, having spent time at Chorley and FC United of Manchester. However, this will be his first taste of the Football League having made a handful of appearances for his parent club.
His arrival continues Bolton’s recruitment drive following their relegation from League One. Ian Evatt is building a team hoping to be pushing for promotion when the season kicks off in September.
Crellin Cannot Wait to Play
Speaking to the Bolton website about his move, Crellin said: “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.”
“I want to come here, play and impress, and to help this club get back to where it belongs.”
“At my age, playing at Bolton Wanderers in a stadium like this and with a great fan base behind us, it will be a brilliant opportunity for me to kick on.”
“The way Ian plays football is right up my street and I cannot wait to play.”
Manager Ian Evatt added: “Billy has a fantastic pedigree, being an England U20 goalkeeper. We are delighted that he has joined us on loan from Fleetwood.
“He is the modern day goalkeeper who is very agile, great with the ball at his feet and commands his area well.”
“Billy comes to the club highly recommended.”
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