This is a bit of an interesting one. Young Bolton Wanderers striker Jack Sampson is in a Tranmere Rovers reserve squad and they are calling him a trialist in their match against Walsall. Sampson is still under contract at Bolton, having signed an 18-month deal in January 2012.
Tranmere reserves line-up at Walsall: Mooney, Maher, Black, Phillips, Kay, Beech, Amoo, Kirby, Stockton, Sampson, Bell-Baggie— Tranmere Rovers FC (@tranmererovers) March 19, 2013
Sampson is trialist Jack Sampson, a striker from Bolton Wanderers.— Tranmere Rovers FC (@tranmererovers) March 19, 2013
Sampson came up through the Bolton Wanderers youth system and has spent time on loan away from the club, including spells at Southend United, and, most recently, Accrington Stanley. That last loan was just for a month, in October, 2012. Sampson made six appearances for Stanley in the FA Cup and League Two and did not manage a goal.
What makes this interesting is that Sampson has been featuring in Bolton U21 games of late, the most recent match was on 4 March draw away to Crystal Palace, the win against Bury (that featured Stu Holden, Medo Kamara, David Wheater, and Matt Mills, among others), and the away draw at Manchester City (that saw Jan Gregus hit that goal). He did not participate in yesterday's loss to Stoke City.
Sampson has never made a senior appearance for Bolton.
Thanks to Matt Wood for spotting this.