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Patience is a virtue, says Parkinson

Filed: Tuesday, 17th October 2017
By: Staff Writer

Bolton manager Phil Parkinson say that Josh Cullen and Reece Burke will have to bide their time at the Reebok Stadium.

Neither of the two on-loan Hammers have featured in Parkinson's starting XI for Bolton's last three Championship fixtures, leading to criticism of the decision to place them at the club for the entire season.

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However Parkinson insisted that the duo would benefit from being involved at first team level - even if that meant starting on the bench.

"One of the big talking points in British football, and certainly English football, is about young players getting the opportunities to play first team football at a young age, he told the Bolton News.

"You look at the top teams Chelsea, Manchester City, Manchester United are they going to throw youngsters in? Probably not too many because there is always that element of a learning curve for young players when they make a move into senior football.

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"But we have been in a situation where weve had to put young players in. Its great for their development and it will only improve it. We have played quite a few of our own youngsters, who have done well when they got some game-time this season, and they will go on and get more.

"Its a tough industry whatever league you are in but those two have got experience, they have played quite a lot of league football and I think this last couple of months will only stand them in good stead."

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