RONAN Darcy looks to have suffered a false start in his loan spell at Sogndal.

Sources in Norway claim the Wanderers midfielder has picked up an injury in training, which kept him out of action for his first few weeks.

Darcy had problem getting into the country after agreeing to play for ex-Leeds United star Eirik Bakke until the end of the Norwegian season at the end of this year.

Coronavirus quarantine laws in the country changed as he was about to travel from the UK, which meant he had to fly directly back to after landing in Norway.

After clearing up the problems Darcy travelled back out to join his new team-mates but has not taken part in any of the three games they have played since.

Reports around the club now claim the 20-year-old picked up an injury in a training session shortly after his arrival but there is an outside shot that he could be involved in Bakke's squad for the first time this Wednesday when Sogndal play in the cup against Åsane.

Dennis Politic, another of Bolton’s young talents to have been sent out on loan, has also been waiting in the wings during a spell with League Two Port Vale.

Darrell Clarke has named him on the bench on a handful of occasions but is yet to bring him into a competitive game.

Politic missed the whole of last season with a knee injury but after watching him play a whole game against Premier League Burnley behind closed doors last week, Clarke says the youngster is getting closer to first team action.

“It was his first 90 minutes for I don’t know how long,” he said. “Everybody gets keen, don’t they, when they see a player and want to know why he’s not playing straight away.

“But I understood that Dennis needed game minutes. He has had 90 minutes now, he has been on the bench in a lot of games and I am sure we will see more of Dennis as the season progresses.”

Meanwhile, Wanderers are set to appoint Peter Oliver as their new head of communications.

Oliver has been working in the media department at Premier League Burnley but has accepted a role at the UniBol, replacing Paul Holliday, who has left the club to work with the EFL.