After an agonising two and a half months out with injury, young striker Connor Hall finally returned to action last night, albeit for Wanderers‘ U23s.

The 21-year-old, who looked a shoo-in to lead the Wanderers attacking line before the season started, picked up an ankle ligament injury that has meant Connor Hall is yet to play a minute of competitive football so far this campaign.

However, a change in fortunes could be on the cards for the promising striker with his return to action also seeing him net his first goal of the season. It would be a positive sign of things to come if it wasn’t for the fact that Bolton’s U23s were hammered 4-1 by Crewe in the end.

Connor Hall, second-from-right ahead of a match during the 2017/18 season (Photo by Rachel Holborn – CameraSport via Getty Images)

Nevertheless, a goal on his return to action is a positive first step for the Slough-born attacker.

With a front line that has been misfiring so far, Keith Hill could surely be tempted to keep a close eye on Connor Hall in the weeks to come.

While Connor Hall may not get straight into the first team with Daryl Murphy fit and Joe Dodoo now signed, Hall’s return from injury does at least give Bolton an extra option in attack.

Whether or not we see the 21-year-old in action or not, depends entirely on Keith Hill, of course.

But if Bolton’s current attacking force can’t muster some goals in the next few games, Connor Hall is far from a poor choice to lead the line.

Up next for Bolton is a home fixture against Rochdale, Keith Hill’s former side. It may only be October but it’ll be the third time Bolton have played Rochdale this season.

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