Bolton boss Phil Parkinson believes there is more to come from two loan players

22nd August 2018, University of Bolton Stadium, Bolton, England; EFL Championship football, Bolton Wanderers versus Birmingham City; Bolton Wanderers Manager Phil Parkinson arrives in the...

Bolton Wanderers took Jonathan Grounds and Yanic Wildschut on loan in the summer.

Phil Parkinson of Bolton Wanderers looks on prior to the Sky Bet Championship match between Bolton Wanderers and Bristol City at Macron Stadium on February 2, 2018 in Bolton, England.

Bolton Wanderers manager Phil Parkinson has suggested there is plenty more to come from Birmingham City’s Jonathan Grounds and Norwich City’s Yanic Wildschut with the loan duo struggling to get going at the University of Bolton Stadium, Bolton News report.

“We are looking towards January and that’s an ongoing process but I think we have got more to come from the ones we brought in,” Parkinson explained.

“Groundsy (Jonathan Grounds) is a good example. We threw him into the team when he wasn’t right and the games came thick and fast for him. We have also got players like Yanic (Wildschut) who there’s plenty more to come from.”


Grounds joined Bolton on a season-long loan deal from Birmingham City with the 30-year-old drafted in to provide competition for places at both left-back and possibly further up the pitch.

But the Blues ace’s introduction in the first-team has generally coincided with the Trotters’ poor run of form. Andrew Taylor started the season as first-choice and helped Bolton to three league wins in four games, but his injury against Preston North End prompted Grounds to replace him.

Grounds has since started seven games for Bolton, with the team losing five of them.

Bolton Wanderers' Jonathan Grounds during the Sky Bet Championship match between Ipswich Town and Bolton Wanderers at Portman Road on September 22, 2018 in Ipswich, England.

Norwich’s Wildschut is another who has generally disappointed for the Lancashire side. The 27-year-old has made just three starts for the club, with most of his appearances coming as brief cameos off the bench.

Parkinson recently told Bolton News how the Canaries winger was too wasteful in possession in the 3-0 home defeat to Nottingham Forest last month, and that was the last time Wildschut appeared in the team.

With Bolton sitting in 23rd in the Championship table having scored 11 league goals only, they certainly need the likes of Wildschut to perform better with the attacking wide player failing to show his potential.

Bolton Wanderers' Yanic Wildschut competing with Sheffield United's Kieron Freeman during the Premiership Rugby Pre-Season Friendly match between Bolton Wanderers and Sheffield United at...

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