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Cian Bolger

Defender

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Biography

Date of birth

12/03/1992

Height

193 cm

Signed

01/07/2016

Country

Republic of Ireland

Central defender Cian Bolger signed on with Fleetwood Town before the start of the 2016/17 campaign after leaving fellow Sky Bet League One side Southend United.

Bolger was born in Celbridge, Ireland but started his career in England with Leicester City, and even won their Academy Player of the Year award in 2009.

Bolger went on loan to Bristol Rovers in 2011, in a pursuit for first team football, and made his debut against Walsall on 29 January 2011. The Irishman went on to have three spells at the club in as many years, making just under 50 appearances for the side before moving on to Bolton Wanderers after they offered a permanent deal.

Two months after signing for the Trotters, Bolger scored the winner for the. Whilst at Bolton, he was sent on loan to Colchester United, where he made four appearances, and then Southend United but that stay was short due to injury. The defender made the Southend deal permanent in 2014 and played 45 games in two seasons. Bolger then made the move to the Fylde coast, scoring his first goal against Southport in November 2016.

Bolger was named Supporters Player of the Year and Players' Player of the Year at the end of season awards night at the end of the 2016/17 season.

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