Speaking to Bolton Wanderers’ official club website, Belgian winger Thibaud Verlinden has said he does not know what his short-term future holds, with the youngster due to return to parent club Stoke City at the start of the New Year.

Stoke City winger Thibaud Verlinden has spent the first half of the season on loan in League One with Bolton Wanderers becoming a star player for Keith Hill’s side over the course of the first half of the campaign.

The 20-year-old has played 16 times for Bolton Wanderers across all competitions, scoring three goals and providing two assists in the process. Now, with the January transfer window around the corner, it awaits to be seen how Verlinden’s short-term future pans out.

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Speaking to Bolton Wanderers’ official website, winger Verlinden has said that he has enjoyed his time on loan with Bolton, adding that he is yet to find out what his immediate future holds. He said:

“Last year I played a bit in the Championship for Stoke, I don’t think the difference between the league is that much, so it’s been great for me to be in league one and be able to learn. The difference from playing league and reserve football is so big. My advice to any young player is to get out on loan to do it because that’s how you learn the most, by playing games.

“There’s a lot of games left and in January and I don’t know what’s happening yet. It’s obviously up to Stoke and Bolton to agree or whatever they need to do so I can’t really say much because I don’t know myself, so we’ll have to see in January.”

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