Stephen Ireland, the midfielder was capped by the Republic of Ireland 6 times. He is indeed one of the future’s best stars as he made more than 100 appearances for Manchester City. Ireland has had his share of struggles to obtain a place in the 1st team but was used in a deal with Aston Villa. James Milner was successful in heading the other way. Post his struggle for 1st team position, Ireland was with Newcastle United temporarily and then the movement to Stoke City did become permanent. Ireland was there close to 4 years and was let go in this summer.
Now, Ireland is on the lookout for another club and in this summer he went on trial with Bolton Wanderers so as to get a contract. But, despite his hard efforts, Ireland did not do much during the trial, which did not earn him an offer. This means that he is still an independent agent and on the lookout for a fresh deal. However, Ireland has successfully managed to do enough to see good old days ahead. As a result, the former star of Stoke City is now heading to Bolton for another trial for the 2nd
time. The best part is that the club will not test his ability this time as they are well aware of his potential already and are happier with that. The trial has given a chance to Lancashire club to assess the fitness of Ireland and to check if he is all geared up for the Championship football.