Antoni Sarcevic has been a huge part of Bolton Wanderers’ success in the last year and has proudly taken the armband at the UniBol this season.
The 29-year-old endured a tricky 2016/17 campaign with Saturday’s opponents, Shrewsbury Town, but has come on leaps and bounds since, Sarcevic reiterated that there is no ill feeling between him and the Shrews when he spoke to The Bolton News this morning.
He explained: “It was probably a move that shouldn’t have happened and I have been over it loads of times, it wasn’t a good time for me.
“But I don’t have a bad word to say about Shrewsbury, I really don’t. the fans will have their view, I have mine, but it has gone now. It was years ago.
“They are a well-run club but I am captain of Bolton Wanderers now, a special club, simple as that.”
The Trotters will be hoping to break back into the play-off places in victory at the weekend with Steve Cotterill’s visitors in need of a result to climb out of the relegation zone. Sarcevic has chipped in with two goals and one assist so far this season, doubling his tally as Bolton ran riot to thrash Charlton Athletic 4-1 in midweek.
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Sarcevic was one member of the Trotters’ squad who was most ready for the step up to League One after Ian Evatt’s men sealed automatic promotion last season.
The captain had 155 appearances in the third tier going into this campaign and therefore it is not too much of a surprise to see him acclimatise with ease.
The 29-year-old leads by example in attacking midfield and even though the spotlight has been taken a little by the performances of Oladapo Afolayan and Josh Sheehan in the opening stretch, that should not take away from the excellent service Sarcevic has provided since he arrived from Plymouth Argyle in the summer of 2020.