Gael force set to blow ’em away on loan

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BOLTON loan sign­ing Gael Kakuta ad­mits he had no op­tion but to look for first-team foot­ball else­where be­cause of the long list of tal­ent ahead of him in the Chelsea ranks.

The 20-year-old turned down the chance to re­turn to Ful­ham, where he spent time on loan last sea­son, after ask­ing the opin­ion of striker Daniel Stur­ridge, who joined Wan­der­ers for a four-month spell in Jan­uary.

And the young French­man said he had to leave Stam­ford Bridge to pre­vent him­self be­com­ing frus­trated.

“When you’re young you have to be pa­tient be­cause you have some big play­ers at Chelsea who have plenty of in­ter­na­tional and club ex­pe­ri­ence,” he said.


“There were about seven or eight play­ers in front of me with ex­pe­ri­ence and that is the rea­son I came here.

“I need to play as I am 20 years old. I need to get some ex­pe­ri­ence and not play just 20 min­utes a week.”

He added: “Bolton is a great club. I chose to come here be­cause I think it is the right place for me to come to im­prove.

“I asked Daniel how Bolton was and he said the peo­ple here were great and that I would en­joy it a lot.

“He said the coach (Owen Coyle) gave him a lot of con­fi­dence. If he trusts me and gives me con­fi­dence I will be able to do my best.”

Kakuta was one of a trio of late sign­ings made by Coyle.

David Ngog joined for £4m from Liver­pool and Man City de­fender Dedryck Boy­ata, 20, ar­rived on loan.

Coyle said: “All three are young, ex­cit­ing play­ers and when you have that en­thu­si­asm and abil­ity it is up to you to go show what you can do.”


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