Man City to recall England U20 winger from loan after just 173 minutes of game time – report

Manchester City are poised to cut short the loan spell of England under-20 international, Isaac Buckley-Ricketts, who was dispatched to FC Twente on a season-long loan deal in the summer.

Buckley-Ricketts, a speedy winger, is highly-rated at the Etihad, but has accrued just 173 minutes of game time at the De Grolsch Veste so far this season, too little for a player in need to minutes to develop.

His appearances have largely been off the bench, with his only full name coming not in the league but the KNVB Beker (Dutch Cup) against ONS Sneek. His Eredivisie minutes have come against Feyenoord (15′), PEC Zwolle (45′), Sparta Rotterdam (14′) and FC Groningen (10′).

And journalist Alan Nixon, who originally reported the story of Isaac joining Twente in the summer, reports in The Sun on Sunday that City are set to review his loan deal in January and quite likely recall him.

Championship basement boys Bolton are very interested in adding Buckley-Ricketts to their ranks in the winter transfer window and may be able to guarantee him more minutes than Twente, who are fourth from bottom, an unacceptable position for the two-time Eredivisie champions.

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