Bolton Wanderers managers admits club can’t spend on a top-class striker

Bolton Wanderers manager Phil Parkinson has acknowledged that the club are not in a position to recruit Championship-tested players, although he is hopeful of the hierarchy doing something to reinforce the frontline. The striking department has once more been the weak point for the Trotters through the campaign and they are currently lying in the relegation places heading into the final months of the season.

Speaking to reporters, Parkinson admitted that there are issues left to be sorted in the frontline, which has been weakened by the return of Christian Doidge to parent club Forest Green Rovers. However, he has suggested the need to be realistic with the targets, given they cannot afford any permanent transfers this month.

Bolton’s coaching group hasn’t received the incentive

Phil Parkinson, the head coach of the Bolton Wanderers, and the members of his support staff have not received any incentive from the club hierarchy after the club managed to deny their demotion to the third tier of English Football the previous season.

Bolton was in the line of demotion right till the end. The match against Nottingham Forest which was their last of the season was a must-win for them to retain their berth in tier two. There was immense pressure, not only on the squad, but on the coaches too ahead of that game, but they pulled it off as they beat Nottingham 3-2 in a close contest.

Phil Parkinson insists Adam Le Fondre exit was the correct decision

Bolton Wanderers manager Phil Parkinson has said that the club have no regrets regarding the departure of Adam Le Fondre during the summer. The veteran made the switch to Sydney FC after the opening weeks of the campaign and the club have since struggled in the scoring department, drawing blank in 10 of their next 17 matches.

Despite this, Parkinson insists that it was the right decision to part ways with the former Reading star, given both the player and his family were eager to make the switch down under, he said: "Adam had a good pre-season and out of the blue, completely out of the blue he said he'd been given a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. Adam said his family really wanted to go abroad and would I let him go?
"I said to the chairman he wanted to leave and that it would be difficult to stand in his way. He had been a good lad for us and we respected that decision. I think it's always difficult to say no in that situation. I got to know his agent over that couple of days and he said the move had come about over that weekend. It all hinged on the fact his family wanted the move."

Bolton Wanderers snap up Lloyd Dyer after Sammy Ameobi’s injury

Championship side Bolton Wanderers have quickly taken the option to sign Lloyd Dyer on a short-term basis after it was confirmed that Sammy Ameobi had sustained a serious ankle injury. Ameobi suffered the damage during the recent 2-1 defeat at the hands of Queens Park Rangers and initial suggestions claimed that he could return in about a months’ time.

However, after a thorough examination of the damage, manager Phil Parkinson has confirmed that the former Newcastle United graduate could miss up to six weeks and this played a part in their decision to sign Dyer on a free transfer, he said: “With Sammy’s injury lay off being longer than we first anticipated, it was important that we have more options. Lloyd’s experience of playing as a left wing back will give us more cover if we decide to play with a back three.”

Phil Parkinson looking to make the most of the loan window

Bolton Wanderers manager Phil Parkinson is looking to make the most of the loan window after the club failed to acquire their desired targets before the permanent transfer deadline last week. The Trotters were keen on signing Charlie Wyke and Joe Garner during the dying stages of the summer transfer window but their efforts went in vain after they were outbid by Sunderland and Wigan Athletic respectively for the afore-mentioned duo.

As a result, Parkinson is hoping to make use of the loan window to strengthen the squad and speaking to The Bolton News, he said: “Every manager in the Championship has said he’s looking to add to his squad. It is going to be very competitive and I’m not sure there’s enough to go around. We are still three or four players short. But I am confident we’ll add some quality over the next few weeks. I’m pleased with the way the new lads have settled here and the start to the season we’ve made but we know we have got to add in key areas of the team. I’m focussed on getting them.”

Ben Alnwick commits future to Bolton Wanderers

Bolton Wanderers goalkeeper Ben Alnwick has ended speculation over his future by signing a new two-year deal on Wednesday. The shot-stopper, who picked up a clean sweep of accolades at the end-of-season awards, has extended his future at the Macron Stadium despite apparent interest from former club Sunderland.

Back in April, Alnwick suggested that he was in negotiations regarding a fresh deal with the Trotters and the 31-year-old has now finally put the question to bed. Speaking on the club’s official website, he said:"We’ve been talking about the contract for a while now. Once I was able to come down, I was absolutely over the moon to get it signed. It was always the plan to get my future sorted out early and it was a no-brainer to stay here. It was all I wanted to do from the end of the season. I’ve been knocking on the door all the way through the season to get a new contract because I love it here. I’m settled and it’s somewhere I always wanted to stay."

Phil Parkinson Hopeful Bolton Wanderers Have Stopped The Rot

Bolton Wanderers head coach Phil Parkinson is hoping that the Trotters have stopped the rot after picking up a valuable point against Barnsley. Four successive defeats had put the Trotters on the cusp of the relegation zone but they managed to cease the run with a 2-2 draw against Barnsley on the road.

Bolton Wanderers Sign Chinedu Obasi On A Free Transfer

Bolton Wanderers have confirmed the signing of Nigerian footballer Chinedu Obasi on a free transfer.

The 31-year-old has joined the Trotters until the end of the season after having impressed in his trial with the Under 23 side against Burnley last week. The Nigerian was afforded just half an hour in a weather-interrupted match with the reserve team, and he made the most of his opportunity by scoring the winner.

Obasi, who had last played for AIK in Sweden, had maintained the stance that he would not claim wages unless he returns to competitive action, and it appears that the marksman will now have the chance to make an impact in Bolton’s relegation fight.

Cardiff City Interested in Signing Bolton’s Madine

Cardiff City are showing a lot of interest in bringing in Bolton striker Gary Madine in the January transfer window. Cardiff have suffered a slump in form over the last few weeks and it is threatening to eliminate their push for promotion. The major reason behind this disappointment over the last few weeks is the injury problems faced by the squad. Manager Neil Warnock has been without Danny Ward after a knee surgery for the forward, while the likes of Kenneth Zohore and others have had several injury problems over the last couple of months.

As a result, there are suggestions that Warnock may look to bring in Madine as the top centre forward at Cardiff. Madine has been a key player for Bolton this season. He has helped the club slowly move away from the bottom places and towards safety. He has been able to come up with nine goals so far this campaign, but the biggest hint of Madine being sold in this January window came when the forward was left out of the game against Huddersfield Town in the FA Cup. Even though Bolton might have given him a place on the bench, being left out of the squad altogether raises suspicions about a potential move.

Allardyce rules out Bolton return

After a turbulent year, Sam Allardyce is now back on the management merry-go-round and is now favourite to take over the vacant manager’s job at Everton.

However, recently, there have been rumours linking Allardyce with a possible future return to his old stomping ground at Bolton Wanderers. He has come out and quashed such talk saying he may consider a role “upstairs” at the club if one came about but he definitely would not take over the reins again.

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