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Ben Amos extends Bolton Wanderers loan deal

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Manchester United goalkeeper Ben Amos has signed a short-term extension to his loan deal with Bolton Wanderers after agreeing to remain with the Championship outfit for a further month.

The 24-year-old product of the famed Red Devils academy moved to the Macron Stadium back in January, initially as cover for injured Trotters stopper Adam Bogdan.

However, manager Neil Lennon has been impressed with the Old Trafford outcast's contribution in recent matches that he opted to keep the former England U21 international for longer.

Amos has failed to ever really establish himself in the Manchester United first-team, and with David De Gea, Victor Valdes and Anders Lindegaard all ahead of him in the senior pecking order the youngster was always going to need to leave to secure regular action.

And, after featuring in each of Bolton's last three Championship matches, the custodian will hope to continue impressing during his brief stint that will now run until the end of March.

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"The goalie has come in and given us a lot more assurance," reflected Lennon after Sunday's 1-0 victory over Brighton & Hove Albion. "[And] the two centre-halves were outstanding for the 90 minutes.

"There's a calmness about the keeper which maybe has been lacking a bit."

Yesterday's win marked Bolton's first clean sheet in 12 games, and it's no coincidence that the Greater Manchester club have started to shut up shop since the introduction of Amos following Andrew Lonergan's withdrawal through injury in last month's clash against Nottingham Forest.

According to Sky Sports, the Manchester United youngster is expected to keep his place for tomorrow night's encounter with Reading, where he'll be looking to further impress in the hope of potentially earning a permanent deal.

Amos is in the final few months of his contract at the Theatre of Dreams and looks certain to depart on a Bosman free transfer at the end of the season after failing to make any kind of impression on Louis van Gaal.

Uncertain future...

The Daily Mail reported in January that the Macclesfield-born star had been told he is free to find a new club after spending nearly three years out in the cold without a single senior appearance.

He's been with the club for 13 years since the age of 11, but it now looks as though his dwindling Manchester United career will finally come to an end, seven years after making his debut in a League Cup win against Middlesbrough back in 2008. 

Manchester United fans: Is Ben Amos good enough to become a regular starter in the Championship? Should the club be looking to keep him? Share your thoughts below...

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