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Scout Report: Keshi Anderson

Everything to know about young Keshi

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The one signing out of the five that Bolton Wanderers made back on deadline day that Whites fans know the least about is probably young Crystal Palace striker Keshi Anderson. The 21-year old impressed everyone on his debut against Southend United, scoring a goal in the process, but he's still a relative unknown. We asked Crystal Palace expert @HLTCO to give us all the info we need:

Keshi Anderson's loan move to Bolton Wanderers may not have created too many waves when it was first announced on Deadline Day but Trotters fans shouldn't underestimate the goalscoring talents of their latest recruit.

Having signed for Crystal Palace after scoring a startling quickfire hat-trick against them in a reserve match, Keshi's talents have been under something of a microscope since he first arrived in SE25. Joining the club from non-league Barton Rovers, the confident frontman is yet to be given a chance to impress at first-team level, but has done enough in the eyes of Alan Pardew and his coaching staff to have been offered a new two-year contract on the day of his move to the Macron Stadium.

Indeed, Anderson's progress in the professional game would arguably have seen him bypass a loan spell with Bolton this term had he not broken his leg whilst on loan at Doncaster Rovers in 2015, cutting short a run of form which had seen him bag three goals in seven appearances and provoke his manager at the Keepmoat Stadium Darren Ferguson to speak glowingly about the natural attributes he possessed when put in front of goal.

As a consequence of the 21-year-old's natural goalscoring flair, Palace fans were treated to a number of energised performances from him during this summer's pre-season campaign; demonstrated perfectly by a bravely taken goal away at Fulham and a decent cameo appearance at home to Valencia. With the squad having been short of attacking options in the opening weeks of the season, Keshi was given a place on the bench against the likes of West Brom and Spurs, but now, with Christian Benteke and Loic Remy having bolstered Pardew's attack, logic has dictated that a temperature move to the North West would be in everyone's best interests.

Should he be given regular games under the guidance of Phil Parkinson, there is nothing to suggest that he can't bag between 15 and 20 goals between now and May for Bolton. Blessed with that elusive knack of being in the right place at the right time, his game is one which has drawn parallels with Dwight Gayle; raw, aggressive and deceptively cold-blooded when in sight of a goalkeeper.

We'll be watching his progress with real interest in South London.