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GOSSIP: Non-League Striker Set to Sign For Bolton

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Bolton Wanderers are reportedly set to beat Premiership rivals Burnley to the signing of Tamworth Rovers striker Kaiyne Woolery.

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Kaiyne Woolery, 19, is currently playing 4 leagues below the championship in the Conference North after Tamworth Rovers were relegated following a disappointing campaign.

The former Maidstone United forward is also on West Bromwich Albion's radar after impressing against the Baggies in the Birmingham Senior Cup final, whilst Crewe Alexandra have also reportedly been linked with the young striker.

Our dear neighbours Burnley had appeared to be in the box seat to snap up the player, having also agreed a fee with the Lambs for Woolery after he impressed on trial last year at Turf Moor whilst representing their u21 side against Fleetwood Town.

In a surprising turn of events it appears that Woolery would prefer a move to Bolton, with the Wanderers having had a fee accepted and are now discussing personal terms with the 19-year-old striker.

When asked about Woolery's desired destination last week Tamworth Rovers manager, Dale Belford, had this to say,

''Kaiyne had options but he has decided Bolton are his preferred choice.''

"It's a great move for him and we wish him all the very best. He's a smashing kid.''

"He's a raw talent with a lot to learn and develop but there's no better place for him to develop his talent than with a club like Bolton.''

"Hopefully he will go there, work with their coaches and develop further as a player."

Dougie Freedman has stated various times this season that he simply doesn't have the funds to 'dictate the market', could Woolery be his 'rough diamond?'

Freedman told the BBC in an interview 5 days ago that ,

"I believe there's quality out there and I will wait until it is available."

Could he be referring to the 19 year-old?