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Bolger: U's move came out of the blue
8:00am Saturday 26th October 2013 in Sport
CIAN Bolger has admitted his move to Colchester United “came out of the blue”.
But the on-loan Bolton Wanderers defender has immediately set his sights on helping the U’s finally end their winless run today.
Bolger is set to make his Colchester debut against Peterborough United, after joining them on a month’s loan from the Championship side.
And the 21-year-old centre-back is keen to make an immediate impact, by helping injury-ravaged Colchester end a run of 11 games without a victory in League One.
Bolger said: “I’m looking forward to it and I can’t wait to get started.
“The move to Colchester came as a bit of a surprise.
“Bolton said I could go out on loan but this came out of the blue, if I’m honest.
“I got a phone call on Wednesday afternoon and it was done really quickly.
“I’ve got no wife or kids so it’s nothing to worry about and I was more than happy to come to Colchester.
“It’ll be a tough test today against Peterborough but these are the games that you want to be playing in.
“They came down from the Championship last season and they’ll have a good squad.
“But if you believe in yourself, you can go out and get three points.”
Bolger has found his first-team opportunities limited at Bolton after joining them from Leicester City, in January.
He has had three separate loan spells at Bristol Rovers, where he recently played under former U’s boss John Ward.
“I was at Bristol Rovers for quite a while on loan and it may as well have been a permanent deal!,” said Bolger, who played with fellow Colchester loanee Sam Walker during his time at the Memorial Stadium.
“I was there for two seasons but last season, I injured my knee and didn’t get as many games in.
“It was a great experience but I need to make step now and that’s coming here.
“I’ve played in League One before but it’s going to be a big learning curve for me, getting to know the division.
“But it’s the natural progression for me and hopefully I can help the team in whatever way I can.”
Bolger added that he is comfortable playing out from the back, something that U’s boss Joe Dunne is keen to see his defenders do this season.
He added: “I’m happy to do that and it doesn’t bother me whether we go short or long.
“People say that I’m a good old fashioned centre-half.
“I don’t want to jinx myself so I just go by what people say about me.
“My job is to defend and it can by ugly at times, so that’s what I’ll try and do.”