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Bolton Can Unlock SWP's Potential

Friday 12th August 2011
Bolton Wanderers are in talks with Manchester City winger Shaun Wright-Phillips. This, potentially, is a move which could revive the winger's career. After first blossoming at Man. City, his second spell at the club has not been as exciting and his form and potential seem to have slipped away. With the arrival of Adam Johnson, James Milner and David Silva there's no surprise that SWP has been dropped down the pecking order.

Bolton could offer the winger a lifeline, providing he doesn't mind a little wage cut to facilitate the move. They offered Daniel Sturridge a platform on which to perform last season and his potential and ability were displayed for all to see. What Owen Coyle and Bolton can do for SWP is similar, they can give him his confidence back.



A confident winger is a dangerous weapon. Scott Sinclair is an example of this. During certain matches last season he was barely in the game but he possessed enough confidence to let his ability do the talking when he did feature – last year's playoff final seems a fitting example of that.

The modern day winger thrives off confidence. The Walcott's and Lennon's that are low on morale perform nowhere near as well as those full of confidence, with a belief that their runs and crosses can shape the game.

By dropping down a level and becoming a key member of a Bolton side, pushing hard in the Premier League, SWP can realise that initial potential, get some good consistent form and burst his way back into the England team.
Tom Bedford

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