On-loan Liverpool teenager Conor Bradley has received high praise from Bolton Wanderers boss Ian Evatt.
The Liverpool youngster has settled in nicely so far at Bolton, claiming two assists and winning a penalty on his debut. And now speaking via The Bolton News, manager Ian Evatt has praised what he’s seen from Bradley so far.
“The way Liverpool coach their players is the way that I want to coach our players,” said Evatt. “You can see with his (Bradley’s) understanding, the intensity of what he does, his work and the speed of what he does, it is everything that is ingrained in him at Liverpool.
“When he arrives here at Bolton it just comes naturally to him, so I’m delighted with him. Conor is an exciting young player, I’ve said that, and we are really pleased that we have got him. A lot of hard work’s been done to make sure we signed him, too. We identified him in January, as I said before, and he showed glimpses of what he’s capable of already.”
It sounds as though Bradley is in the perfect place to continue his promising development.
Liverpool youngsters in demand
Evatt’s comments mirror those from Crawley Town manager Kevin Betsy. Crawley have just taken another Liverpool youngster – James Balagizi – on-loan from The Reds.
Both manager’s words show just how sought-after Liverpool’s youngsters are in the Football League.
It speaks to the quality of coaching at the club, as well as the emphasis on bringing through good people, as well as good players.
Hopefully Evatt and Betsy are just as pleased as their respective players when the season ends next May.
Bradley flies out of the blocks
It may have only been a friendly against lowly Longridge, but Bradley really shone on his unofficial debut for Bolton.
Introduced as a half-time substitute, the right-back made his impact felt with two assists. Without wishing to go overboard, it’s as good a start as he could possibly have had.
With under a month to go before the start of the League One season, there’s not a whole lot of time to get up to speed. But such is Bradley’s energy and enthusiasm, he looks ready to go already.
Liverpool have brought in Calvin Ramsay to serve as back-up to Trent Alexander-Arnold next season. A good season for Bradley though, and there’s still a chance for him to claim that spot in the future.
Good luck for the season, Conor, we’ll be watching on with interest.