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MOTM: Bolton Wanderers v Fulham

We take a look at Wanderers' star performer from their 3-1 victory over Fulham

Saidy Janko (right) put in a man-of-the-match performance on his professional debut
Saidy Janko (right) put in a man-of-the-match performance on his professional debut
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The headline act of Bolton Wanderers' return to winning ways last night was a 19-year-old midfielder with bags of potential - but not the one you might be expecting.

Just weeks after Zach Clough burst onto the stage with a match-winning performance on his professional debut against Wigan, his new Swiss teammate Saidy Janko raised the bar even higher - scoring the vital second goal and creating his side's opener on debut against Fulham.

Janko's assist and goal were certainly enough to win him my man of the match vote by themselves, but the all-round performance of the right winger was mightily impressive. He has bags of pace, loves to run at defenders and is equally adept at going down the wing to get a cross in or cutting inside and going for goal. He, like Clough, offers us a refreshing alternative of players whose first instinct is to get the ball down and attack the opposition defence that we haven't had for a while - bar perhaps Mark Davies when he can be bothered to be fit for a few weeks.

Janko's contribution for Eidur Gudjohnsen's equaliser on the stroke of half-time was huge. He collected the ball on the right wing, played a lovely one-two with Adam Le Fondre before bombing down the wing and whipping in a superb low cross to the Icelander, who controlled and finished with typical aplomb. Before this goal Janko had played a similar cross in from the right to find Josh Vela, whose resulting shot was well blocked.

Then his goal was even better. As a Fulham counter attack from a Wanderers corner break down Josh Vela collected the ball and played a great pass across the edge of the box to find Janko, who took a touch before smashing a fierce drive that went straight through goalkeeper Marcus Bettinelli. It was a wonderful strike.

If this debut was anything to go by then Neil Lennon has pulled off a magnificent signing. Janko, of course, arrived at the Macron in one of the strangest transfers you're likely to see as a loan swap with Wanderers' Andy Kellett. I think we know who has got the best deal here, but hopefully Manchester United weren't watching last night.