Wanderers youngster Max Conway will continue his development with a loan spell at National League club Rochdale.

The left-back impressed during a spell at Buxton last term and got some minutes under his belt in the first team during pre-season.

He now heads to Spotland as Rochdale aim to bounce back from last season’s relegation out of the Football League.

“Max needs some games,” Ian Evatt told The Bolton News. “He had a good loan at Buxton last season but we needed to step him up the pyramid.

“Rochdale is a very good football club that has got a good history of league football. Obviously, they have just been relegated and I know first-hand how tough the National League can be.

“I think it is a step forward for Max, and hopefully he goes there and shows everyone what he is about and progress again.”

He added: “There are some big clubs in there, some clubs you never thought would be at that level of football, but they are where they are.

“It is a great opportunity for Max and hopefully he can help them get back to the Football League.”

Conway trained with his new team-mates this morning and is relishing the challenge ahead at Spotland.

"I can't wait to get going. I've had a few conversations with the gaffer - the style of play really suits me," he told the club website.

 “(Jimmy McNulty) is a really good manager. It has all been positive, everything that he has been saying to me, the philosophy and how he wants me to play. I just can't wait to get started.”

Rochdale have taken six points from their opening four league games this season and currently sit 10th in the table.

McNulty’s men are back in action on Friday night when they host Bromley, who are still searching for their first win of the campaign.