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News Round Up: Adios Nicky

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nicky huntThis is a bit sad, mostly because Nicky Hunt has been with us for so long. Today Hunt's move to Bristol City officially went through. A product of the Bolton academy, he made 161 appearances for the club, scoring 1 goal, over 8 years of first team play. However he hasn't played in a Bolton shirt since 2008, as our right back needs are covered by Gretar Steinsson and Sam Ricketts. I have a feeling the Championship may suit him a little more. Best of luck to Nicky Hunt!

Moving in the other direction may be our dear Croat, Ivan Klasnic. His loan at the Reebok expired at the end of last season, however his real club Nantes is (still) in a fiscal pickle, so offloading the £3mil salary is looking awfully tempting from their standpoint. I'd be delighted to have him back, as I tihnk every Bolton fan would be. He gets a good haul, has a good work rate, and is generally just a good character to have around.

Lastly Zat Knight has had his bit to say about the performance against Oldham:

“Maybe the result against Oldham will give us the right kick up the backside,” said Knight. “I can probably say more about where we are as a team after the game on Saturday. It’s pre-season and you have to get the bad habits out. But we should have done a lot better than that, regardless of the standard of opposition we were facing. A lot of people didn’t turn up and maybe some of us thought we’d turn up and roll right over them.”

I must say I like Zat Knight more and more. He's really grown into himself as a footballer, and I do enjoy nit when players can honestly come out and admit they didn't do well.

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