Sky Sports pundits have say on Bolton goalkeepers Gilks and Crellin
Matt Gilks coming into the Bolton Wanderers team had a huge effect and Billy Crellin requires a breather from the number one area.
That’s the view of former Wanderers winger Filipe Morais.
Eoin Doyle gave Wanderers a first half lead before Jordan Turnbull’s own goal after the break helped ensure Bolton selected up their 2nd house win of the project with a 2-0 success over Salford City last night.
Gilks made his Trotters bow in last night’s win at the age of 38 when he changed Fleetwood Town loanee Crellin in objective after a string of mistakes by the 20-year-old.
And Gilks put in a guy of the match efficiency for Wanderers, being a vocal presence throughout and keeping a clean sheet.
Morais spent a season-and-a-half with the Trotters between 2017 and 2018, scoring three goals in 56 looks.
Speaking as an expert on Sky Sports concerning the goalkeeping decision made by Wanderers head coach Ian Evatt, the Portuguese felt putting Gilks in had a big impact on the Trotters with his communication skills and experience.
And Morais thinks Crellin is presently going through a finding out curve at Wanderers, and feels he might benefit from a breather a place out of the team.
He said: “It was a big effect. It simply reveals how much effect a skilled head can have on the team. We might hear him on the TELEVISION, I make sure everybody in Bolton could hear his voice, most likely even Manchester, however that’s what it takes.
” He’ll know that through the profession he’s had that you need high levels of interaction and concentration to get outcomes and get clean sheets. That’s what it took versus Salford and if he has his voice tomorrow, I’ll be extremely stunned.
” Every player goes through it, keepers are just highlighted a lot more if they make an error it’s an objective and it costs the group however it’s a great knowing curve for him, it’s the very first time he has actually been under real pressure and if there were fans in the stadium it would have been a lot tougher since those fans have high expectations at Bolton.
” However hopefully he comes back from it, needs that little breather, a step out, and Gilks succeeds because when he comes back it’s clear he has actually got a lot of potential. At the minute it’s a lot of pressure.”
Fellow pundit Danny Webber thinks a spell out of the group and observing Gilks in games will be an advantage to the Cod Army loanee.
He said: “You can see he’s got a lot of faith in Billy Crellin. It is a process, getting in the first-team, developing yourself, and you have to make mistakes – that’s part of your learning curve.
” In some cases you need to come out and view somebody who’s been through the whole procedure and watch them get a male of the match efficiency.
” That will help Billy simply viewing that and understanding how he determines the defence in front of him. That’s a big part of what Matt Gilks did.
” He controlled everyone in front of him, made them feel great and when he was called upon he was class.”