Former Bolton striker, Gary Madine, was snapped up on loan by Sheffield United during the January transfer window. The move means that the striker is on course to play against his former club tomorrow.
Madine left Bolton for Cardiff City a year ago, for a fee reported to be around £6 million.
However, the striker has struggled for game time in South Wales and made the unlikely switch to Sheffield earlier in January.
The former Wanderer is yet to score in two league appearances for the Blades, but what are the chances that changes against Bolton?
Since leaving Wanderers, Gary Madine – Goal Machine – hasn’t found the back of the net once in over a year.
His last goal came for Bolton, in a 1-1 draw with Ipswich last season.
However, knowing Wanderers’ luck this season, Gary Madine will likely bag a hat-trick this weekend.
The only obstacle in the striker playing against Bolton is the sheer competition in Sheffield’s attack.
With four first-team strikers to choose from, Madine could struggle to get in the team. Sheffield United’s attack also features Billy Sharp, David McGoldrick and Scott Hogan.
However, given the significance of the game, he’s sure to make an appearance against his former club.
Either way, it’ll be a tough game for Bolton. After losing 3-0 at home, the trip to Bramall Lane could be a tricky one.
Do you think Madine will get the chance to play? If so, how do you think he’ll perform?