Loan watch: Cullen and Burke start in Bolton draw



Both Josh Cullen and Reece Burke completed 90 minutes on Saturday as Bolton Wanderers were held 1-1 by Millwall at the New Den.

The newly-promoted sides were both looking to bounce back after opening day defeats but were made to settle for a point in south London.

Republic of Ireland U21 international Cullen was making his second league start in as many games for the Trotters, while Burke played his first entire Championship clash for the visitors having come off the bench in a defeat to Leeds United last weekend.

For Cullen, it was an opportunity to get his revenge against the side who denied him promotion from the League One play-offs last season with Bradford City.

But Millwall took the lead just four minutes after the break courtesy of George Saville’s first goal for the Lions.

It didn’t take long, however, for Phil Parkinson’s men to level. Substitute Filipe Morais, lining up a free-kick from 20 yards, spectacularly beat Jordan Archer in goal just after the hour mark, and the score was still level when Andy Davies blew his full time whistle.

The fixtures now come thick and fast for Bolton, who travel to Birmingham City on Tuesday before hosting Derby County next weekend.

The third and final Hammer out on loan – Reece Oxford – remains sidelined with an ankle injury, though his Borussia Monchengladbach team did record a 2-1 DFB Pokal win over Rot-Weiss Essen on Friday.