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Bolton U23's win over Barnsley yesterday threw up a familiar name.

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There were a few talking points from the U23s' 1-0 win over Barnsley yesterday.

Reece Wabara made his first appearance in a Wanderers shirt.

Mark Howard made his first appearance since returning from injury.

Max Clayton missed a penalty.

Alex Samizadeh scored. Again.

There were also a couple of interesting names on the team sheet.

Namely Matthews and Donohue.

The first of those is no stranger to Bolton Wanderers.

Local lad Glenn Matthews originally came through our academy but left the club in 2015 after being very unlucky with injuries.

After a few years in non-league with Colwyn Bay and Scarborough Athletic, he has come back to where it all started for him.

We've done this once already this season, with Luke Woodland coming back for a brief trial after a failed stint at Oldham Athletic.

However LOV sources believe that Matthews is only with the club to keep himself fit.

The other name on the team sheet could have a bit more potential in terms of future signings.

Michael Donohue is a 19-year-old winger and is currently on the books of Everton.

He's out of contract at the end of the season and his main strengths are apparently dribbling and passing.

He almost made an immediate impact in the Barnsley game, picking out Max Clayton with an enticing cross but Clayton couldn't convert.

Definitely one to keep an eye on.