ANDY Kellett is called into Wanderers Euxton training ground at 8pm, expecting to hear if he will be loaned out to Plymouth Argyle for a second spell this season.

The Bromley Cross youngster had already spent one very successful period on loan in Devon, and was looking forward to another spell under John Sheridan.

“Sit down Andy,” said Wanderers first team coach Garry Parker. “We’ve got some good news and some bad news.”

The full-back decided to hear the bad news first.

“You’re not going back to Plymouth,” was the reply.

Steeling himself for the worst, Kellett asked to hear the good news.

“You’re going to Manchester United,” Parker said.

Thus set in motion one of the most unfathomable announcements in Wanderers’ recent history.

A few rumours had circulated recently linking him with a move to Sheffield United in League One and when news broke that he was heading to Manchester United, most thought Sky Sports News presenter Jim White had mis-read his autocue.

Half an hour later it was confirmed. Kellett – with just one start for Bolton – would be heading to Old Trafford with Saidy Janko coming the other way.

It is understood United had already allowed Marnick Vermilj to join Sheffield Wednesday and so were short on numbers at development squad level.

Kellett had caught the eye in previous Under-21 games and so club sources say he will gain some experience with the Reds before coming back to Bolton to fight for a first team place.

The 21-year-old’s face, we understand, was a picture. And rightly so.