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...AND LUKE BOLTON COMPLETES THE DEADLINE DAY HAT-TRICK!

Wideman signs on loan from Manchester City for the season

8 August 2019

Town have completed a hat-trick of loan signings on transfer deadline day with England Under-20 winger Luke Bolton arriving from Premier League champions Manchester City for the rest of the 2019/20 season.

A part of the England team that won the Toulon Tournament in 2017, the 19-year-old is highly regarded at the Etihad Stadium and last season was sent out to gain more senior experience.

He enjoyed a loan spell in the second half of the campaign at the Town’s then-League One rivals Wycombe Wanderers, making ten appearances for Gareth Ainsworth’s team as they avoided the drop back to the basement – including one here at Kenilworth Road.

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After signing on at Kenilworth Road this afternoon, Bolton told lutontown.co.uk: “It was a tough game and obviously Luton played very well, so I know of the quality here from that game and I knew how rocking the stadium was, so I can’t wait to get out there and play.

“I’ve been here and seen what the fans are like. I know how the players play, and I watched the game on Friday and the lads looked like they want to play football. That’s what I want to do, so the manager didn’t really have to persuade me that much.

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“The back to back promotions, the full houses – it’s a club that’s on the up. They’ve got big ambitions and so have I, so I think it goes hand-in-hand. I’m buzzing to be here. Luton is a huge club with a massive fanbase and I can’t wait to get started.”

Bolton added: “It’s been going on for maybe a week, but it’s just been a case of speaking to City and getting everything sorted. The gaffer seems great and I can’t wait to see how he develops me.

“City have said to get out and get some experience, just play men’s football and playing it in the Championship is not going to do me any harm. It’s a top, top level and for a 19-year-old to be playing in the Championship is going to be a good experience.”

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