Bolton Wanderers have got this years injury count off to an early start, with Marc Tierney, suffering a setback in his recovery and is due to miss the start of the season.
In Stu Holden-esque fashion, Tierney has had an operation to remove scar tissue and check up on the screws that were inserted in his leg after it was broken, and now he'll face an extra three months on the sidelines.
You'd be forgiven for not being able to remember who Tierney is; he signed as a free agent from Norwich City to replace the departing Marcos Alonso, but he only managed to play seven games, which he impressed in, for the club as he broke his leg whilst going in on a hard tackle against Leeds United, back in September.
This leaves Freedman in a precarious position, with the start of the pre-season schedule less than two weeks away, our only recognised left back is out, and we can't rely on Tim Ream or Alex Baptiste to play out of position, nor can we rely on youngster Andy Kellet, due to him having little experience and with him seemingly being developed into more of a winger.
So a left back is a must buy.
We've been linked heavily with Crystal Palace pair Dean Moxey and Jonathan Parr, both of whom are free agents and would be very much suited to filling the vacated left back position.
I'm actually a big fan of Parr, and Freedman seems to like him too, he did bring him to England after all, siting to the Bolton News this week that:
"I would be very interested if we can get it done on a free transfer. I have worked with Jonathan before at Crystal Palace, he's a good age, he has experience of the Championship and Premier League and most of all, he's a talented player."
"We don't have many options at left back at the moment so if we can get something done on a free, then of course, I'd like it to happen."