Fans react as Everton-owned Callum Connolly opens Bolton account

Callum Connolly from Everton and Edon Zhegrova from KRC Genk fight for the ball during the Pre-Season Friendly between KRC Genk and Everton at Cristal Arena on July 22, 2017 in Genk,...

Everton loanee Callum Connolly scored or Bolton Wanderers on Tuesday night.

Callum Connolly of Everton in action during the match between Everton FC and LOSC Lille for Algarve Football Cup 2018 at Estadio do Algarve on July 21, 2018 in Faro, Portugal.

Everton loanee Callum Connolly scored his first goal for Bolton Wanderers in Tuesday's 1-0 victory at Birmingham.

The 21-year-old defender powered home a header on 71 minutes to give the Trotters a first away victory since August.

Recalled from Wigan Athletic by Everton last month, Connolly had been increasingly struggling with the Latics and found himself regularly on the bench toward the end of his disappointing loan at The DW Stadium.

But the young Finch Farm product seems to be enjoying his football again and here's how some fans from Everton, Bolton and Wigan reacted to his goal last night.

 

Connolly should be focused on having a brilliant last few months of the season and then returning to Merseyside this summer with the hope of staying with the senior side next season.

It isn't unthinkable and although he might seem to have little future under Marco Silva, the Portuguese won't be there by pre-season unless he transforms Everton's fortunes.

Silva's side have lost five of their last six games across all competitions and the pressure is really mounting.

The truth is that Connolly could have a future at Goodison, but he must do better at Bolton than he did at Wigan, but so far he is.

Callum Connolly from Everton and Edon Zhegrova from KRC Genk fight for the ball during the Pre-Season Friendly between KRC Genk and Everton at Cristal Arena on July 22, 2017 in Genk,...

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