Exclusive: Ex-Fulham Prodigy Chris David on his return to English football



Chris David has been given a second shot in English football, he is currently on trial at Bolton Wanderers hoping to get a contract after leaving FC Utrecht in the summer.


David spoke to Full of Fulham about his return to England, his last spell at Fulham and his thoughts on the Whites’ season so far.


The Dutch midfielder was the scorer of Fulham’s last Premier League goal before relegation in 2014 scoring a wonder goal against Crystal Palace on the last day of the season. David then became a regular under Felix Magath but eventually fell out of favour and was released.


He has since bounced around his home country before getting this shot at Bolton Wanderers on trial playing for the U23’s on two occasions.


“The trial is going very well, I’ve played two games and scored both times, they are very happy with me and want me to stay longer.” David said.


“I think England is the biggest footballing country in the world and I had a good time here with Fulham so that’s why I wanted to return.”


David joins Bolton whilst they are going through one of their toughest times, financial struggles are ongoing and the club is threatened with relegation, but David has been here before with Fulham and is looking to make an impact at his new club.


When speaking about Bolton’s fortunes this season he compared them to his former club as both teams are in danger of being relegated.


“It’s not the best for Bolton, and the same with Fulham. Neither team should be in that position, big name, big club, beautiful stadium. The team is working hard to get the results and I’m sure they will come.”


“They are both big teams with big reputations, Bolton used to play in the Premier League as well so hopefully I can help get them back where they belong.


“I’ve always followed Fulham since leaving and it is a shame to seem them 19th in the league. They shouldn’t be in that position but hopefully things work out with the new manager.”


David looks likely to get a permanent move to Bolton after impressing in his two trial games against Blackburn U23’s and Nottingham Forest U23’s.


The Dutchman has always had a bit of flair about him but has seen his career halted by a series of bad injuries, if Bolton can get him fit and playing there is no doubt that he could add another dynamic in their fight to beat the drop into League One.





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