Jeff J Mitchell
21-year-old winger Gregg Wylde has been linked with a loan move away from the Reebok Stadium with Edinburgh side Hibernian as the suitors. Wylde just returned from a loan stint away at Bury that saw him get seven appearances and two assists, but not much else.
Because he is as young and inexperienced as he is, Wylde is nowhere near the starting XI picture for Bolton and, as a result, has yet to play in a competitive match for Bolton Wanderers. An appearance in the FA Cup vs. Everton could have been his chance to prove his worth but that won't happen as he was cup-tied by Bury when he played for the Tykes against Southend United.
Many fans were frustrated by both Owen Coyle and Dougie Freedman's combined unwillingness to include Gregg Wylde in proceedings. However, a more high-profile loan move than Bury could really see Wylde should what he is about.
Hibernian are pushing for a Europa League spot in the Scottish Premier League and they currently sit fourth in the table. In the SPL, the top team is awarded Champions League qualifying while second and third places are in Europa League play. Hibs are four points out of third place.
Bury boss Kevin Blackwell confirmed the link in the Bolton News:
"Gregg Wylde has gone back to Bolton after his loan, and I believe he has gone to Hibs, either tomorrow or today.
"I'd like to thank Gregg for all his work and for what he gave us, and also Bolton, who were outstanding.
"They couldn't have given us any more than they did and I'd like to put on record to Bolton, and Dougie Freedman in particular, how thankful we are."
The link is being reported as a done deal by the Daily Mail:
"Bolton winger Gregg Wylde, 21, is joining Hibernian on loan ten months after quitting Rangers."