Bolton’s trip to Millwall at the weekend is a must-win game for the Wanderers. But did you know that Millwall currently have a Bolton player of their own?
Ben Amos is currently at The Den, signed by Bolton from Manchester United during Neil Lennon’s tenure. He was Lennon’s first choice goalkeeper after originally signing on loan in January 2015.
But ever since the club dropped down into League One in 2016, Amos has been shipped out on loan.
His last appearance in a Bolton shirt came in the League Cup back in 2016 against Blackpool. And the reason the former Manchester United stopper hasn’t seen any action for Bolton is because of his wages. According to the Bolton News, he is reported to be earning in the area of £16,000-a-week, an astronomical amount for a club in Bolton’s teetering financial position.
During his four years as a Bolton player, Amos has spent most of that time playing for other clubs. To offload some of the financial burden attached to him, the Wanderers keeper has been loaned out. In recent seasons, he’s played for Cardiff, Charlton and Millwall.
However, Amos will not be eligible to play against Bolton at the weekend due to loan-transfer rules. But while he may not be able to affect matters on the pitch, he could give Millwall the edge through any tactical knowledge he has of Bolton.
In what could be one of the most crucial matches of the season, could Amos come back to haunt Bolton?