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I’m relishing chance to take the next step at Bolton, says Liverpool loanee Conor Bradley


Conor Bradley is now aiming to impress at Bolton

Conor Bradley is now aiming to impress at Bolton

Conor Bradley is now aiming to impress at Bolton

Conor Bradley says he’s settled comfortably into his new surroundings at Bolton and he’s confident the loan move will improve his game.

The Liverpool youngster featured for his new club on Tuesday and provided three assists for his Northern Ireland team-mate Dion Charles in a 9-0 pre-season friendly win over Longridge Town.

The Premier League giants are viewing this loan move as an opportunity to hasten Bradley’s development and the man from Aghyaran, just outside Castlederg, has made a positive early impression.

After agreeing a season-long loan deal with Wanderers, the 18-year-old is keen to sample first-team football.

“Whenever I have met the gaffer (Ian Evatt), he has told me all about how we play football and how he wants to make it a successful season,” said Bradley, who has made eight appearances for his country.

“Everything he was saying to me I liked, and it’s obviously a massive season.

“I can’t wait for the challenge. I know it is going to be tough and there will be ups and downs, but I just can’t wait for it.

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“Hopefully I can do the best that I can and the team can also do the best that we can and push for promotion.”

The versatile right-back has been extended a warm welcome at the League One club.

“It has been brilliant,” he said. “My first day was yesterday and everyone was just so welcoming to me and I am grateful to them all for it.

“It just makes me even more eager and I can’t wait to start.

“Dion (Charles) has welcomed me. I’ve known him from being at Northern Ireland with him. Dion is a great player and a great person too.

“From 12 months ago, I never expected half the stuff that has happened. It has been a mad 12 months but I’m looking to kick on and keep going this year as well.

“Being with (the Liverpool squad) every day is only going to help you. Just seeing the different ways they work hard and bring their game into training.

“Just seeing that every day was a great learning curve for me and hopefully it will be something I can take to Bolton.

“I can’t wait to play in front of the fans and hopefully this move will help my career.”

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