Bolton manager Neil Lennon says that on-loan Arsenal winger Wellington Silva hasn’t been playing regularly in recent times because his displays have been under-par.
Furthermore, he questioned his ability to perform on the road, as The Trotters get sucked ever closer to relegation to League One.
Currently 10 points adrift of safety, and in a catastrophic financial situation, Lennon’s beleaguered side look doomed, and Wellington has found himself sidelined.
His last start was on February 13th and Lennon demoted him to the ‘development squad’ last week, ostensibly to gain match sharpness, but more likely a reflection his performances.
“He has not been playing well enough to warrant a place in the team,” Lennon told The Bolton News. “His recent performances haven’t been anywhere near good enough.
“He is a decent player at home but away from home he is a bit lightweight.”
Wellington has 2 goals in 22 appearances this season, and while he’s showed flashes of ability, hasn’t been able to produce consistently at Championship level.