Jay Spearing goes on loan to Bolton

By Kevin Koczwara

Liverpool announced that midfielder Jay Spearing will go on loan for the 2012/13 season. Spearing had apparent options as to where he wanted to play this season after being told by manager Brendan Rodgers that his chances would be limited at Liverpool, but the player chose to join newly relegated Bolton in the Championship.

Liverpool’s official website has this statement on the player:

The 23-year-old will spend the whole of 2012-13 with Owen Coyle’s side as they attempt to bounce back into the Barclays Premier League. [liverpoolfc.com]

Spearing joins the Wanderers as they push for promotion back into the Premier League. Bolton has been rumored in the past to be interested in the services of the midfielder. Spearing decided on a season long loan move with the hopes of returning to Liverpool next season and fighting for his place int he squad. Time spent playing for Bolton manager Owen Coyle, who is excited to have the player registered for the weekend game against Hull City.

“We have been in the market for a player of this kind for a long time, and Jay is someone that we have always had an eye on,” Coyle told Bolton’s official website.
“He was previously never available and, indeed, played the majority of games in Liverpool’s first team last season in the Premier League.
“We did everything we can to bring Jay to the football club and so we are thrilled to bring in a player of his calibre.
“He is a young player that is driven, who is a terrific passer of the ball. He has a real desire to do well and has all the attributes that we crave at Bolton Wanderers.”
Spearing joins Andy Carroll, who joined West Ham yesterday, as first team players who were allowed to go on loan this season to find more first team playing time.
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