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Transfer News: BWFC Miss Out on Top Transfer Target

To bloody Wigan...

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It has to be said, this has been a day of little good news for us Bolton Wanderers supporters. Earlier this morning it was finally officially confirmed that Adam Bogdan has agreed to join Liverpool, which was very much expected, but sad to finally see come to fruition never the less.

Then, several hours later, news broke that came as a bit more of a surprise. News that one of Neil Lennon's top transfer targets, former Rotherham United Captain Craig Morgan, has turned down a contract offer from Wanderers and has instead opted to sign for local rivals Wigan Athletic - signing a two year deal at the DW, subject to medical.

This comes after various reliable sources all stated that a deal to bring Morgan to the Macron Stadium was practically done, however, it appears that the League One side nipped in at the last minute and pried our man away from us.

The move is certainly a strange one as Morgan turned down two Championship clubs in order to sign for Wigan, and one wonders why that may be. Are they paying him more? Did they promise a permenant place in the starting XI where as Lennon did not? Does he just prefer playing in at a level that's best suited to him?

Who knows?

But it must certainly be frustrating for Lennon, who now needs to reevaluate his transfer plan and look for another centre back to bring in to the club, with only Tim Ream, David Wheater, Dorian Dervite and Alex Baptiste being our senior options at centre back, with youth options of Quade Taylor and Oscar Threlkeld still remain largely untested.

What must be said, no matter how much it may irk, is that Wigan are building a very solid and capable team for League One level, we may be seeing them again sooner than we would have hoped.