Clearly he was not in Neil Lennon's plans, it is perhaps good business to have one of the big earners off the wage bill until the end of the season.
Spearing has been a massive disappointment since signing permanently for the club and should he impress at the dingles hopefully we can cash in.
Another midfielder who has been a major disappointment, Keith Andrews, has added yet another loan to his CV. This time returning to MK Dons were he enjoyed argubably the best spell of his career from 2006-2008.
Again probably one of the highest earners at the club its very unlikely we will see him at Bolton Wanderers beyond the end of the season.
Sanmi Odelusi was allowed to join Coventry City on loan as he continues his comeback from injury. When fit Odelusi can be a handful and has shown potential in glimpses at Bolton.
He scored a debut goal for Coventry City against Rochdale but has not featured in the two games since. Hopefully Odelusi can stay injury free and get some regular football ready to challenge for a first team place at the Macon.
Finally, Conor Wilkinson joined Oldham Athletic on loan for the second time this season. Considering the lack of fit striking options it was perhaps a bit of a surprise Neil Lennon allowed him to leave. However the few appearances Wilkinson has managed this season he has struggled to make an impact in the Championship.
Wilkinson has started his second loan spell with a lot of promise scoring the winner in midweek against Swindon as Oldham climbed to 5th in League One.
Neil Lennon has started to put his stamp on the squad with the departure of some big names as the club continues to cut costs. Its important now that Lennon is allowed to bring in his transfer targets this summer as well as retaining the players he wants whose contracts are due to expire.