CONNOR Hall reckons a core of Wanderers youngsters are ready to make an impact in League One.

The 21-year-old striker feels ready to step up and play more regular first team football after a spell on loan with Accrington last season.

And he believes, with the right encouragement, other young guns like Luca Connell and Harry Brockbank could be convinced to stay on and form a homegrown spine for the club under new ownership.

Hall has sufficient motivation to succeed after spending the last six months “in limbo” – his chances of a second loan spell under John Coleman wrecked by Bolton’s collapsed bid for Forest Green’s Christian Doidge and Sheffield United’s Ched Evans in January.

After seeing a handful of development squad players get opportunities in the final few months of last season, the youngster hopes Wanderers will put more faith in their academy graduates.

“With us starting on minus points there is maybe less of an attraction for the club this season and that might mean they rely that bit more on youth,” he told The Bolton News.

“If that’s the case, they’ll find we’ll be giving 100 per cent. Lads like Harry Brockbank, Jordan Boon, Ronan Darcy and Luca Connell have been here since they were young. There’s an emotional attachment there.

“They love the club and they want to do their best for it.

“I know the club will need to sign players but if they go with a younger squad then we’re ready.”

It is no surprise to Hall that some of the players who played alongside him in David Lee’s title-winning development squad pushed on to claim regular first-team football – and that they are now subject to interest from elsewhere.

“Luca (Connell) stepped up and was immense – he’s probably been our best player over the last 10 games,” he said. “But I think people have underestimated just how well Brocky (Harry Brockbank) did when he came in against Aston Villa.

“The highest level he’d played to that point was the National League so to come in and make your debut knowing the team could have got relegated on that day was real pressure.

“He did well, cleared one off the line, put a couple of good balls in as well.

“When Ronan (Darcy) got on against Nottingham Forest he had absolutely nothing to lose. It was about getting on the ball as much as he could and I think he got about 20 touches in 10 minutes.

“If he carries on the way he is going, maybe gets stronger, I think he could be a great player for Bolton.”

Hall spent the first half of last season at Accy but started just one league game in his four months across Lancashire.

Having previously played against Leeds for Wanderers in the Carabao Cup, his planned return to the Crown Ground faltered as Parkinson failed to add another striker to his ranks as cover.

That left Hall wondering what might have been - and whether he had made the correct decision in going to a League One club, as opposed to League Two.

“I did enjoy it," he said. "Playing at Accrington was a good experience but I wish I’d played more football.

“I was coming on for the last 20 minutes in most games and not always getting into it.

“Boxing Day was my first start but through the whole time I was there, I felt like I’d been a little bit unlucky.

“I scored against Sunderland and then the game was called off, two or three ruled out for offside.

“It was a great atmosphere there, the manager, the assistant manager and the boys really made me feel welcome, but looking back I wonder whether it would have been more sensible to go and play in League Two where I would have got more time on the pitch."