After several uninspired performances from the ageing Clayton Donaldson, should Bolton be giving more game time to their 21-year-old youth prospect, Connor Hall?
Donaldson, now 35-years-old, has scored just two goals in 26 appearances for Bolton this season.
The highlight of his performance against Norwich was a first half ‘shot’ from roughly the penalty spot. So poor was his effort that the ball trickled out for a throw-in.
Since Christian Doidge’s transfer fell through in January, Bolton have found themselves with just two recognised strikers. With only Magennis and Donaldson to choose from, Phil Parkinson’s striking options have been limited to say the least.
That is where Connor Hall comes in. The 21-year-old has spent the last few seasons making a name for himself in the Bolton youth ranks. The lively forward has impressed in his time with David Lee’s U23 side.
Earlier this campaign, Hall was sent out on loan to Accrington Stanley. During his time at the Lancashire club, Hall scored two goals in 17 appearances, 12 of which were from the bench.
You can watch both of Hall’s goals for Accrington in the video below.
Surely it would make more sense to include the talented youngster in the side more often. After all, at such a young age, Hall can only improve in future. Whereas Donaldson is very much in the final few years of his career.
Do you think Donaldson has done enough to keep his place in the team?