Former Derby County midfielder Timi Elsnik is currently on trial at Bolton Wanderers and played in the Trotters U21 side’s 4-1 defeat to Crewe Alexandra on Monday evening.

Elsnik has been without a club since leaving Derby County in the summer.

(Photo by Plumb Images/Leicester City FC via Getty Images).

Timi Elsnik hopes to win a new deal at Bolton:

The Slovenia U21 international spent three years at Pride Park. He was a popular figure in the development squad and had loan spells at Swindon Town and Mansfield Town.

With his contract expiring in the summer, however, Derby made the decision to release him alongside fellow Slovenian youngster Sven Karic.

Most Derby youngsters departing Pride Park this past summer have found new clubs. Kellan Gordon joined Mansfield Town, Kyle McAllister moved to St. Mirren, Aaron Eyoma earned a deal at Aldershot Town while Calum MacDonald signed with Blackpool permanently.

Elsnik, surprisingly, hasn’t found himself a new club yet.

But with Bolton lacking strength in depth following their off-field troubles and depleted squad, Elsnik could win a deal at the Lancashire club in League One.

The 21-year-old midfielder featured for Bolton against Crewe last night. Elsnik played well, but his side succumbed to a 4-1 defeat at the University of Bolton stadium.

(Photo by Pete Norton/Getty Images).

Elsnik made three senior appearances in a Derby shirt, all coming in the EFL trophy. He has talent, and a move to Bolton could help him get his career back on track.

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