Top stopper’s answering Trotters SOS
MANCHESTER United keeper Ben Amos has landed a surprise chance to spark his career with Championship neighbours Bolton.
The 24-year-old Macclesfield-born goalie is now fourth choice at Old Trafford, behind David De Gea, Victor Valdes and Anders Lindergaard.
But he was on the bench on Saturday when Bolton and Wolves played out a draw at the Macron Stadium.
Amos hasn’t played a senior competitive game since appearing for Carlisle United on New Year’s Day 2014.
However, Adam Bogdan’s training ground ankle ligament injury this week forced Trotters’ boss, Neil Lennon, to send an SOS to the Reds.
“We’ve brought Ben in for a month and will have a look at him,” confirmed Lennon.
“It may be that that gets extended depending on Adam’s injury. We seem to have run over a couple of black cats.
“We are not getting breaks as far as injuries are concerned.”
Bogdan has been Bolton’s primary keeper in their two FA Cup outings this season and his man-of-the-match display earned Wanderers a fourth-round replay against Liverpool this evening (Wednesday).
However, Lennon said that Andy Lonergan will take the place of the Hungarian international with Amos, who has Champions League experience with United, among the subs.
●● Maxonian Ben Amos in action for Manchester United’s Under-21s