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Played For Both Clubs: Charlton Athletic - Lawrie Wilson

Crewe Alexandra v Bolton Wanderers - Pre-Season Friendly Photo by Nathan Stirk/Getty Images

So the mighty Bolton Wanderers take their four wins from four games to London this weekend to face fifth-placed Charlton Athletic. Already boasting two wins from two away games this season, the lads (and fans) have every reason to go into the game with full confidence.

There is a long list of former Charlton players who also pulled on the white of Bolton. We've written about a couple of them before - Tal Ben Haim and Claus Jensen for example.

This year I had to make a choice between the most recent addition - right back Lawrie Wilson or someone like Mark Fish, or even Marvin Sordell.

You may agree, you may not - but I chose our Lawrie.

Born in north London in 1987, Lawrie Robert Wilson began his career at this weekend's opponents in 2004, featuring regularly in their Under-18 side and reserve team until he was released in 2006.

He joined Colchester United ahead of the 2006–07 season, but did not make any first-team appearances during his one-year stay with the club. During his time at Colchester he was loaned out to Conference South side Welling United, making three first-team appearances for the club.

Wilson left Colchester, signing for Stevenage Borough in August 2007. There, he made 159 appearances, mostly at right back, contributing 13 goals along the way. He was a key member of their 2009 FA Trophy winning side who defeated York City 2-0 at Wembley. I've looked and I've looked and I can find no connection to Bolton from that game - although I guess if you thought hard about it you could probably find a game involving us that was refereed by Mike Jones, who took charge that day.

Disaster however soon followed, though despite suffering a dislocated ankle and broken leg, Stevenage won promotion to the Football League for the first time in the club's history with Wilson returning in the late April of 2010 to help the club earn promotion despite the efforts of manager and downright weirdo Graham Westley.

He was then first-choice throughout the following season, which saw him again earn promotion - this time to League One.

His efforts at Stevenage drew the attention then of his former club Charlton who, in July 2012, re-signing Wilson for an undisclosed fee. He would make 96 appearances over three seasons for Charlton in the Championship, interspersed with a month on loan Rotherham United.

On 5 August 2015 he signed for Bolton Wanderers on a two-year deal. His first season at the club was mixed, with early form giving way to uncertainty as to his future at the club.

The man who signed him, Neil Lennon, sent Wilson on loan to Peterborough United halfway through the campain, reuniting him with Westley again.

With his Bolton career being stop-start at best, Wilson has often found himself on the bench, or making the odd appearance here and there. A steady sort of player, it is hard to pin down exactly what he does best. Whilst his effort and graft are never in question, that he has been ignored at right back for Josh Vela (a midfielder) and Rob Holding (a centre half) before the signing of Lewis Buxton perhaps show that Wilson is not in the first-team thinking of manager Phil Parkinson.

What isn't in doubt, however, is that he has a lovely head of hair and that, at the end of the day, is surely all that matters.

You can find and follow Lawrie on twitter by clicking here.