Northern Ireland boss Ian Baraclough believes Eoin Toal will do well at Bolton Wanderers and has watched the former under-21 international train at his new club as he assesses the defender's potential path to the senior international scene.
Central defender Toal made the summer switch to Wanderers from Derry City for an undisclosed fee. The 23-year-old signed a three-year contract.
Toal has made two appearances so far for the Whites. Both of these have come in the Papa Johns Trophy, with the most recent against Tranmere Rovers at Prenton Park on Tuesday evening. READ MORE:'Best feeling' - Josh Sheehan opens up on Bolton Wanderers return after long injury spell Northern Ireland boss Baraclough has already seen Toal in training at the club's Lostock training base and believes the defender will do well at Wanderers, though he faces a challenge to get in the team and play regular football.
Having the likes of Dion Charles and Conor Bradley there too is a bonus as well as Baraclough believes he is on the path to make the step-up to the senior Northern Ireland camp at some stage.Read more on manchestereveningnews.co.uk