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A Season in Statistics Player-By-Player: George Newell

His dad was a good Premier League striker, but how good is George?

A surprise youngster to be thrown a chance in the first-team this season was George Newell. Not a lot of Bolton Wanderers fans knew a lot about him, and even those that did just knew he was the son of former Blackburn Rovers striker Mike Newell.

Appearances - 2 (both as a sub)

Newell made his first-team debut as a late sub for Emile Heskey against Hull City, and followed that up with 30 minutes at Fulham, as Bolton attempted to push for a goal. He worked hard in both, showed an ability to hold the ball up and was involved in the build-up to Stephen Dobbie's winner against Hull.

Goals Scored - 0

He's only played 37 minutes of first-team football.


Points won - 3 (1.5 per game), Newell has the highest points per game ratio of any player at the club, for what it's worth

Pass completion rate - N/A

Assists - 0

Bookings - 0

Red cards - 0

Overall Season Performance - C

Newell has done well to come from nowhere and make his first-team debut. He has the physique to suggest he could be an option as a lone striker to backup Gary Madine, and worked hard, held the ball up well and looked good in the air when he was given a chance, so hopefully we will see more of him next season.