Tamir Cohen joined Bolton in January 2008 for a mere fee of £37,000 from Maccabi Netanya. He was Gary Megson's first signing to try and add depth to a then thin midfield squad. Since joining Bolton, he has struggled with injury and has played in bits and pieces for Bolton until this season. This season, Cohen has been injury free and is finally showing his potential.
Tamir Cohen has the technical ability to be a complete midfielder. Firstly from an attacking perspective, he is good in the air, has a powerful left foot shot and has the knack of getting into goalscoring positions. Defensively, he tackles and distributes the ball well. He is currently tied as the highest goalscoring midfielder in the Premiership, keeping company with Steven Gerrard and Michael Ballack. His defensive positioning, however is an area that he needs to work on.
Cohen got his first team chance this season due to injury to Ricardo Gardner. He has not looked back since. Scoring against Liverpool, Portsmouth and Birmingham has cemented his place in Bolton's first team. His performances have made him the surprise package so far this season.
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