Adam Senior was ‘over the moon’ to have scored his first Bolton Wanderers purpose and revealed how a lot he’s studying below the administration group and senior gamers throughout the squad.
The 18-year-old Wanderers fan made his first group debut final yr for Bolton after coming off the bench within the defeat to Gillingham in League One.
The Academy product performed his first recreation of the 2020/21 season below new Bolton head coach Ian Evatt within the EFL Trophy loss yesterday to Shrewsbury City.
It was a memorable day in Shropshire for Senior although, because the teenager scored his first Wanderers purpose, netting from shut vary after Reiss Greenidge headed Ronan Darcy’s free chill throughout for the defender to attain.
And Senior couldn’t disguise his delight at discovering the again of the web, regardless of the outcome on the night time.
“I’m over the moon with that one and I’m delighted. I truly had a take into consideration that yesterday when the gaffer advised me I used to be within the group, hopefully I can rating. It was good to get my first purpose,” he mentioned.
“The ball’s are available from the left hand facet and massive Reiss has headed it throughout and I believed ‘go on, I’m simply going to try to get in right here now’ and the subsequent factor I do know it’s come throughout, a bit scrappy and it’s simply hit me and the subsequent factor I do know, it’s in – so good, I’m over the moon with it!
“It was powerful, I’ve not performed for some time however I loved it. I believed we did properly, it was simply each the objectives had been sloppy and we may have had much more than what we did however general I believed we did properly, to be truthful, in opposition to a great League One group.
“I get pleasure from taking part in with Tafty (George Taft) and Ry (Ryan Delaney). They each helped me by it by speaking and that helps your recreation loads higher. When Reiss got here on, he did properly and was progressive which was good which set a tempo for us to crack on within the second half.”
Senior is taking part in below a former defender within the type of Evatt and there are a number of gamers in his place on the books at Wanderers.
In addition to Greenidge, Taft and Delaney, central defenders at Wanderers embody Alex Baptiste, Ricardo Almeida Santos and Harry Brockbank.
And Senior paid tribute to the contribution that Evatt and assistant Peter Atherton have made to his recreation since their arrival, in addition to the mentoring position that veteran Baptiste has assumed in guiding the younger defender on his path by the sport.
He mentioned: “Yeah he (Evatt) has helped over the previous three or 4 months he’s been right here.
“He goes by clips with me and Pete as properly each give me recommendation on what to do higher and how one can enhance each day in order that’’s good they usually’ve helped me loads to this point.
“I’m solely a younger lad aren’t I so I’m studying each day and also you want the expertise.
“We’ve obtained Alex Baptiste who helps me by and has been a little bit of my mentor this yr, so he’s serving to me by my recreation, which is sweet. Particularly as a result of we’ve modified formation as properly and gone to 3 (on the again) so we’ve been doing a number of work on that.
“He’s good, Baps, to be truthful. He’s class. He goes by my clips.
“I don’t thoughts taking part in anyplace however in pre-season I’ve been taking part in the center one (of the again three) however I don’t thoughts it, it’s alright. It’s a tricky one to be taught however when you’ve cracked it then it’ll assist together with your recreation.
“That’s the nice factor as a result of all of us may help one another as properly but in addition there’s a number of competitors isn’t there, so coaching’s intense, you’ve obtained to coach properly on a regular basis to get within the gaffer’s eyeline and hope for the most effective, however it’s good.
“You’ve simply obtained to take each alternative you get and hopefully take your likelihood.”