Bolton Wanderers “haven’t had a player like” Manchester United loanee Shola Shoretire, says The Whites manager Ian Evatt.
Fresh after making his debut for the League One side off the bench against Derby County, the talented 18-year-old was handed his full debut against Forest Green Rovers.
Bolton’s new number 17 played 72 minutes against the side who sit bottom of the table before being replaced by former Manchester United youngster Kieran Lee who made three first team appearances for the Red Devils.
Embarking on his first loan spell away from United, Shoretire has made quite the impression at the University of Bolton Stadium having joined the former Premier League side on loan for the remainder of the campaign last week.
Ian Evatt rates how Shola Shoretire performed on Bolton Wanderers full debut
With Bolton gunning for promotion via the play-offs, Shoretire is going to gain invaluable experience playing for a side that will be hoping to play in the Championship next season.
Evatt was full of praise for Shoretire’s performance on his full debut Bolton, and while The Whites gaffer was in awe of some of the moments of brilliance the teenager produced with the ball at his feet, what pleased Evatt more was Shoretire’s performance off the ball especially with Bolton being down to ten men after a sending off.
Speaking after last night’s victory, Evatt told the club’s website: “That’s a full debut he will remember. The first 20, 25 minutes, some of the things he did was electric – the way he turned with the ball, some of his passing, some of his dribbling – as I said you can see what he’s going to bring to us.
“We haven’t had a player like that yet, he’s going to be a really good player for us.
“What was even more pleasing than those moments was the way he bought into the out of possession stuff.
“He’s from Manchester United and very rarely would they have to be low block and be patient and wait for pressing triggers, but he did that and bought into that superbly well, so I’m proud of him.”