Conor Bradley experienced the epic highs and painful lows of football during his time at Wanderers.

It doesn’t get much better than the emphatic 4-0 victory against Plymouth in the Papa Johns Trophy final, with nearly 80,000 people in attendance at Wembley.

But football is a fickle game and the narrow defeat at Barnsley in the play-off semi-final was a bitter pill to swallow.

Bradley, who is currently on international duty with Northern Ireland, wouldn’t change a thing about his time with the Whites.

“I really enjoyed my time at Bolton. We had the high of being at Wembley in the Papa John’s Trophy final, which was the best day of my life. Being able to go there and win 4-0 was amazing,” he said.

“We had the low of losing out in the play-offs and it was probably the biggest low I’ve had in my career. It was very disappointing.

“But overall, it was a great season and that’s what you go out on loan to do. I wanted to learn more about myself, and I did that.

“Being able to just keep going was probably the biggest thing I learned about myself. I played quite a lot of games for Bolton – I think it was 50-plus.

“Being able to count myself available for every game was something that I was happy with. I got an amazing reception from the Bolton fans in my final game.

“They were brilliant to me from day one, they took me in like one of their own. It’s a special club and I’ll always remember it.”

Despite his youth, Bradley has already become a regular on the international stage and looks set to be a big part of Michael O’Neill’s plans going forward.

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp plans to assess the wing-back during pre-season before deciding if he will remain at Anfield or head back out on loan.