Bolton Wanderers working on deal for Saints starlet Andy Robinson

WANDERERS will continue negotiations with Southampton starlet Andy Robinson with a view to bringing him to the Reebok in a permanent transfer.

Dougie Freedman has confirmed his interest in the 21-year-old, who is seen as a back-up option to ball winners Medo Kamara and Jay Spearing.

Robinson has been told he will not get another contract this summer at St Mary’s and the Scot has stolen ahead of a number of other interested parties to bring him to Bolton for a trial period, which included a game against Manchester United’s Reserves on Monday night.

Now, Freedman wants to try to extend that deal for another couple of weeks with a view to bringing him into the first-team squad in the summer.

“We’ve looked at him for a week and I think he did okay,” he said. “We’re looking to talk to the kid over the course of the weekend to see if we can extend that trial period, take him on loan, or other options.

“He’s a good young player and he’s been brought up in a fantastic system.

“He’s a great talent and I’ve known about him for a long time because I’ve watched him playing in the Southampton reserves. I know all about him. I think we’re a little bit short in that area, with Medo Kamara and Jay Spearing, that kind of midfielder.

“I know we’ve got players like Mark Davies, Neil Danns or Liam Trotter who can do it but he’s a different type.

“I just think with the way Southampton are going as a team, and as a squad, it might be something we can do.”

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7:54am Fri 21 Mar 14

Nat's lad says...

Josh Vela out on loan and this young lad in. Makes sense?? I don't think so. We keep hearing Freedman's boast that he is good at developing young players. I wish he would name one that he has developed at the Reebok!
Josh Vela out on loan and this young lad in. Makes sense?? I don't think so. We keep hearing Freedman's boast that he is good at developing young players. I wish he would name one that he has developed at the Reebok! Nat's lad
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9:06am Fri 21 Mar 14

Bob Shaftoe says...

Josh Vela, Zac Clough, Joe Riley etc etc our brightest and best never given a chance, why?
My mole at Lostock tells me a some of our young players (and parents) dislike Freedman with a passion. Who can blame them when they see the likes of 'Rodney' Trotter walking into the team.
Josh Vela, Zac Clough, Joe Riley etc etc our brightest and best never given a chance, why? My mole at Lostock tells me a some of our young players (and parents) dislike Freedman with a passion. Who can blame them when they see the likes of 'Rodney' Trotter walking into the team. Bob Shaftoe
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12:15pm Fri 21 Mar 14

Beyond News Forum says...

Bob Shaftoe wrote:
Josh Vela, Zac Clough, Joe Riley etc etc our brightest and best never given a chance, why?
My mole at Lostock tells me a some of our young players (and parents) dislike Freedman with a passion. Who can blame them when they see the likes of 'Rodney' Trotter walking into the team.
True... and when the kids go up to the academy this coming holiday we will be hearing the same AGAIN.
[quote][p][bold]Bob Shaftoe[/bold] wrote: Josh Vela, Zac Clough, Joe Riley etc etc our brightest and best never given a chance, why? My mole at Lostock tells me a some of our young players (and parents) dislike Freedman with a passion. Who can blame them when they see the likes of 'Rodney' Trotter walking into the team.[/p][/quote]True... and when the kids go up to the academy this coming holiday we will be hearing the same AGAIN. Beyond News Forum
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12:20pm Fri 21 Mar 14

Beyond News Forum says...

The perfect game for Zac Clough is the one at Yeovil Town. Not disrespecting YT but to take him and let him run riot in the last 15 minutes when the team are 2 or 3 up will give him experience that he needs.

JV going to Notts County and not getting a run of games? Omay it is first team action if he does not come back injured... of which I have a bad feeling because of the physical nature of L1. It seems madness to me to wrap JV up in cotton wool then send him down there where he stands more of a chance of getting another knock.

If he is playing so well then put him in the squad. SIMPLE.
The perfect game for Zac Clough is the one at Yeovil Town. Not disrespecting YT but to take him and let him run riot in the last 15 minutes when the team are 2 or 3 up will give him experience that he needs. JV going to Notts County and not getting a run of games? Omay it is first team action if he does not come back injured... of which I have a bad feeling because of the physical nature of L1. It seems madness to me to wrap JV up in cotton wool then send him down there where he stands more of a chance of getting another knock. If he is playing so well then put him in the squad. SIMPLE. Beyond News Forum
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12:41pm Fri 21 Mar 14

Pat1992 says...

Agree with all above comments just simply doesn't add up IMO josh vela is ready for the first team he was nearly a regular under coyle and that was in the prem, so what dougie is saying is rubbish, the only player this chap had "developed" is a massively over rated wifred zaha..... zach clough, tom youngs, tom eves oscar threklald (i think tha'ts how you spell it) are all capable of playing championship football! freedman just has his favourites
Agree with all above comments just simply doesn't add up IMO josh vela is ready for the first team he was nearly a regular under coyle and that was in the prem, so what dougie is saying is rubbish, the only player this chap had "developed" is a massively over rated wifred zaha..... zach clough, tom youngs, tom eves oscar threklald (i think tha'ts how you spell it) are all capable of playing championship football! freedman just has his favourites Pat1992
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