WANDERERS boss Dougie Freedman has promised fans they will get a chance to see Southampton loanee Andy Robinson in action before the end of the season.
The 21-year-old midfielder joined the Whites on loan deadline day last month after a run-out for the Under-21s in their Lancashire FA Senior Cup win against holders Manchester United.
Robinson was an unused substitute against Wigan but has not been in the matchday squad for the last two matches.
He may miss out again against Barnsley today but the manager says he will get his chance to impress.
Freedman told The Bolton News: “He is a young kid who I believe has got a lot of talent.
“Because of the situation at Southampton, of them going up another level to push for the top six, young players may drop away.
“We have got him in to have a close look at him. When the opportunity comes up, I’m sure he will get a game somewhere along the line before the end of the season.
“We are closely monitoring him as I try to do with every signing. I try my best to assess them properly and not just throw them in at the deep end. I let them understand how we do things and train.”
Freedman says fans should not be concerned they are yet to see Robinson at first-team level and cites the example of Medo Kamara as proof patience pays off.
“It may be a longer wait with some than others as we saw with Medo Kamara,” he added.
“No-one knew him but he is now pretty much one of the stars of the show – so reliable and so trustworthy.
“The way he is playing right now, and his age, he can go on for another five or six years at a top level.”