Tamir Cohen made his first start of the season for Bolton in the 2-0 FA Cup victory over Conference side York at the Reebok, less than 48 hours after returning from Israel where he was mourning the death of his father, Avi.
The Israeli midfielder played an hour of the third round tie before being substituted by manager Owen Coyle.
“Considering I hadn't done any training for two and a half weeks, I did well to last an hour.
“I got a great reception. The crowd cheered when my name was read out before the game, and they applauded me when I came off.
“Owen Coyle and the club have been great. They’ve supported me like family.”