Luton Town loanee, Luke Bolton, has stated that the advice Manchester City manager, Pep Guardiola, gave him has inspired him to find his perfect position.
The player has recently been playing at right-back for the Hatters having played at right-wing during his youth career at the Citizens.
The Hatters have a player with some good experience on his CV despite being just 19-years-old. He played pre-season fixtures against Borussia Dortmund and Liverpool over a year ago alongside some of the world’s best players.
Bolton spent half a season on loan at League One side, Wycombe Wanderers, last season and is now hoping to prove himself at Championship level.
Speaking to Dunstable Today, Bolton said: “I spoke to City and that’s where the manager sees me, so I was hoping that I’d get a run out at right back (with Luton), and I’m really enjoying it.
“I played there three times last pre-season with the first team, then Pep spoke to me and thought that’s where I was going to be best, so I just took that advice on board, that’s all I can do really, listen to him.
“He’s obviously a very smart man, I’d say the best coach in the world.
“He pulled me into his office, we’re speaking, he thanked me for pre-season and then said that’s where he thinks I’m going to be best.”
It’s been an interesting start to his time at Luton Town. With Jack Stacey leaving the club for Bournemouth, Bolton has had some big shoes to fill.
He has done well and despite sometimes his positioning being a bit off, he has shown the ability to use his pace to get back into position.
Having had advice from one of the world’s best managers, he has shown that he has potential as Guardiola clearly spent time thinking about the player’s development. It’ll be interesting to see how he improves throughout the season.