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Wanderers' Deadline Day Deals Reviewed

Chris is bored, so read on

Chris Brunskill

So the transfer deadline is 11pm tonight, and Bolton Wanderers are yet to bring in significant signings (Yannick Bastos and Lukas Jutkiewicz aside) to strengthen the first team.

Time is running out for manager Dougie Freedman to bring in new faces - so I thought I'd take a look at a few signings that the club have made on Deadline Day in the past years since it was introduced to English football in the 2002/03 season:

2002/03

Name

Joined From

Fee

Appearances

Goals

Any good?

Impact

Florent Laville

Lyon

Loan

10

0

Absolutely!

Rock of a French centre-half. Signed on permanent deal after a successful loan, but suffered through injury which ended his top flight career

Kangana Lord N'Diwa

Djurgårdens IF

Undisclosed

0

0

Erm, nope

Championship Manager legend, the Swedish-Congolese defender spent time on loan at Oldham and Rochdale before leaving Bolton to join Stalybridge Celtic in 2004

2003/04

Name

Joined From

Fee

Appearances

Goals

Any good?

Impact

Dwight Pezzarossi

Comunicaciones

Loan

0

0

No

Guatemala international who also took in spells at Numancia and Argentinos Juniors before retiring in 2013

Jon Otsemobor

Liverpool

Loan

1

0

No

Shot in the arse in a Liverpool nightclub. Truth! Read here

2004/05

Name

Joined From

Fee

Appearances

Goals

Any good?

Impact

Vincent Candela

Roma

Loan

10

0

Hell yeah

French international left-back. Was offered a permanent deal at Bolton but chose to return to Italy and play for Udinese and Siena.

2005/06

None

2006/07

Name

Joined From

Fee

Appearances

Goals

Any good?

Impact

David Thompson

Portsmouth

Undisclosed

8

0

Not really

A notorious signing made when Bolton lay in 3rd place at Christmas, primed for a run at the Champions League. The story goes that former manager Sam Allardyce wanted £10m to invest in the squad and make an effort to qualify in the top three.

Instead he was given a former Liverpool and Blackburn midfielder who, whilst eager enough, didn't possess the quality needed to push Bolton on.

We eventually finished in 7th place, qualifying for the UEFA Cup.

2007/08

Name

Joined From

Fee

Appearances

Goals

Any good?

Impact

Gary Cahill

Aston Villa

£5.5m

130

13

Yes!

Huge risk at the time, but proved money well spent by Gary Megson as Cahill provided stability, reliability and class for Bolton over his four years at the club.

Signed for Chelsea for a £7m fee in 2012.

2008/09

None

2009/10

None

2010/11

None

2011/12

Name

Joined From

Fee

Appearances

Goals

Any good?

Impact

Marvin Sordell

Watford

£3m

25

4

Nope

Signed to much fanfare by Owen Coyle. Struggled for form and suffered with homesickness, barely making an appearance in his first season. Sent out on loan to Charlton in 2013/14 by Dougie Freedman where he has made minimal impression.

2012/13

Name

Joined From

Fee

Appearances

Goals

Any good?

Impact

Cian Bolger

Leicester City

£250,000

0

0

Unknown

Signed for the Development Squad following a successful loan at Bristol Rovers. Now captains the Dev Squad and has been on the bench for the first team from time to time. Highly thought of at the club.

Medo Kamara

Partizan Belgrade

£400,000

31

2

Sometimes

A combative midfielder with Champions League experience he initially proved to be a valuable addition to the side. Form tailed off in the 2013/14 season and found himself in and out of the side accordingly. One of our better players on his day.

2013/14

Who knows?