Liverpool youngster Owen Beck is awaiting his debut for Bolton Wanderers during his season-long loan.
The Reds youngster joined the League One club on a season-long loan towards the end of the summer transfer window.
He first joined Portuguese top-flight side Famalicao in July, but that arrangement was called off.
Beck, 20, was left out of Bolton’s matchday squad for their 3-1 loss to Charlton on September 3 before their clash against Cheltenham last Saturday was postponed following the Queen’s death.
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Addressing the Bolton Newsmanager Ian Evatt now believes the Trotters are starting to see Beck’s quality in training.
He said: “Physically he wasn’t where we needed him because playing at the back for me is probably the most difficult position.
“It’s the most physically demanding and you have to be really, really fit.
“I think he was not at the required level but I think he is getting there quickly.
“I think the last two days of training have done him good and I’m starting to see what he can really do now, which is really good.”
“He will have to improve physically”
Liverpool defender Conor Bradley is also on loan at Bolton.
He got off to a flying start, having scored three goals in 10 appearances.
Bradley backed Beck to thrive with the Trotters.
He said: “We’ve been best friends since I moved to Liverpool, so obviously having him come here is great for me. I’m sure he’ll start playing as soon as possible.
“He knows me well, so it will make it a bit easier to get into the dressing room, and I’m sure the guys will like him too.”
“He phoned me to say Bolton were interested but had watched the games anyway.
“Bolton have been brilliant with me so far, they’ve helped me in every aspect. It’s been a big step for me.
“Liverpool think the same as me – keep going, see where it takes us. Ian Evatt says Beck’s lack of recent competitive games means he will need to improve physically before he is thrown into the League One cauldron. “
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