AFC Bournemouth defender Baily Cargill has made a loan move to Scottish Premiership side Partick Thistle.
? Baily Cargill (@b_cargill) January 23, 2018
The move happened earlier this week after he was recalled early from his loan spell with League One side Fleetwood Town.
The 22 year old had joined Fleetwood on what was intended to be a full season loan, but after 18 appearances, including 9 League One starts, he lost his place in the team and hadn’t featured in a league game since before Christmas.
Fleetwood Town manager Uwe Rosler put this lack of first team opportunities down to a change of formation from three centre backs to a flat back four.
Rosler told the Blackpool Gazette…
‘…Obviously since we went back to two central defenders he found it hard to get regular playing time.
“The only reason we are getting such a talented player from a Premier League club is to more or less guarantee them regular playing time. “We could not guarantee that anymore and I think it was the logical consequence for Bournemouth to protect their asset by recalling him and I personally wish him all the very best.
“I learned a lot from him and he learned a lot from us about what is needed to play week in, week out in league football. He is going to Partick Thistle, where I am 100 per cent sure he will make a good impression.”,
On Tuesday night he made his debut for his new side, in arguably their biggest game of the season at home to Scottish Premiership leaders Celtic.
Partick initially took the lead in the game, but would eventually lose 2-1.
Cargill told Sky Sports News…
‘…My first taste of Scottish football was definitely different to what I’ve been used to. Celtic are the best team in the league so that was quite a challenge.
‘They came here and had a lot of the ball. We didn’t have much of the ball in the first half but I thought we were very good and were unfortunate not to get a (positive) result.’
Not that long ago Bailey was playing in the England team (U19’s ?) and looking good. Remember seeing him play for England and score at DC a few years back.
Like many young players they just don’t progress, either physically or mentally, some maybe even get bored of playing and lose interest. – Join the conversation here.
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