Bolton boss Phil Parkinson raves about Everton midfielders Callum Connolly and Joe Williams

A general view of Goodison Park, home of Everton during the Premier League match between Everton FC and Liverpool FC at Goodison Park on March 3, 2019 in Liverpool, United Kingdom.

The Everton youngsters are currently on loan at Bolton Wanderers.

BOLTON, UK. 9TH FEBRUARY. Bolton Manager Phil Parkinson during the Sky Bet Championship match between Bolton Wanderers and Preston North End at the Reebok Stadium, Bolton on Saturday 9th...

The Bolton Wanderers manager, Phil Parkinson, has described Callum Connolly as one of the bravest players he's ever seen after the on-loan Everton midfielder helped his temporary employers to a rare win on Saturday.

Parkinson paired Connolly with another Everton youngster, Joe Williams, against Millwall, and must decide whether or not to keep their partnership going against Sheffield Wednesday on Tuesday, with Jason Lowe back from suspension.


Speaking to the Bolton News ahead of the Owls' visit, the Trotters boss said of the youngsters:  "They are men.

"Connolly is one of the bravest players I have seen. The header he went for in the first half - which should have been a corner - that’s him, he goes where angels fear to tread.

"Not only that, his passing was great. I am very pleased for them both.

"They care a lot, even though they are loan players."

Bolton Wanderers' Callum Connolly celebrates scoring his side's first goal  during the Sky Bet Championship match between Birmingham City and Bolton Wanderers at St Andrew's Trillion...

Bolton Wanderers' Joe Williams rues a near miss during the Sky Bet Championship match between Bolton Wanderers and Millwall at Macron Stadium on March 9, 2019 in Bolton, England.

Connolly spent the first half of this season on loan at Wigan Athletic, but has started all seven of Bolton's games since his January move across Lancashire.

The 21-year-old has two-and-a-half years left on his Everton contract, whereas Williams' deal expires in 18 months' time.

Bolton sit 23rd in the Championship despite beating Millwall, and are five points adrift of safety with 10 games remaining.

Bolton fans - how have the on-loan Everton pair performed this season?

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