LIAM Feeney is relishing his loan stint with Bolton having become frustrated by a lack of first-team opportunities at Millwall.
The winger joined the Trotters on a 93-day emergency loan last week and made his debut as a second-half substitute in a 1-1 draw with Yeovil Town on Saturday.
He said: "I see this as a great opportunity to get some games at a massive, great club. It's a fresh start so hopefully I can help get this team up the league as much as I can.
"The manager at Millwall came in and signed a lot of players and he is going to give them their chance, first and foremost. It has been frustrating for me because I have trained hard waiting for a chance which hasn't really arisen.
"When the option came up to move to Bolton I jumped at it. It was a nice surprise and when I heard about the opportunity I was eager to come. It was all a bit of a rush."
Lomas is hoping that Feeney, who had made just three league appearances for the Lions this season, returns from the Reebok Stadium reinvigorated in the New Year.
"Liam was getting very frustrated and he wasn't getting much game time, so we wanted to get him out on loan," he said.
"We can call him back after 28 days if need be, but getting some games under his belt will do Liam some good. When he comes back, he can stake his claim for a starting berth."