• Amos Murphy

City duo latest tipped for loan moves

Manchester City goalkeeper James Trafford and promising midfielder Iker Pozo are set to become the latest players to switch their loan moves during the January transfer window.

As reported by the Manchester Evening News, Daniel Murphy revealed that Trafford is set to join League One outfit Bolton Wanderers, after a disappointing loan spell with fellow third-tier side Accrington Stanley.


Having started the season as Accrington’s number one choice, Trafford fell out of favour under boss John Coleman, and the 19-year-old has featured just twice for the Lancashire club since mid-November.


A key member of City’s triumphant Premier League 2 side last season, Trafford featured 11 times for the under-23 squad, as they topped the highest tier of youth football in England.


Yet to make his senior debut, Trafford will now spend the remainder of the season on loan at Bolton, who currently sit 16th in League One.


Conceding goals has been an issue for Bolton this season, with Ian Evatt’s side having kept one clean sheet in their previous seven outings, and the hope is Trafford will be able to provide competition for current first-choice Joel Dixon.

James Trafford is set to join Bolton on loan from Manchester for the remainder of the season
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It follows a week where a number of City youngsters have seen their loan moves brought to a premature end, before being sent out to a different club, with midfielder Pozo likely to be on the move as well.


After enjoying a successful loan spell with Dutch second-tier side FC Eindhoven last season, Pozo returned to City, where he has made a handful of appearances for the under-23 side.


Featuring in just three Premier League 2 matches to date, Pozo’s search for minutes could soon come to an end, with the 21-year-old tipped for a return to the Netherlands.


Reported by Simon Bajkowski, Pozo could end the January window having returned to FC Eindhoven, who currently sit eighth in the Eerste Divisie.

Iker Pozo could return to FC Eindhoven on loan
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Written by: @AmosMurphy_


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