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DEADLINE DAY MADNESS

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Did I say madness? I meant utter boredom.

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That's your lot. Jim White can put his favourite yellow tie back in the cupboard, and we can rest easy in the knowledge that Bolton Wanderers' strikeforce is as impotent as a recently vasectomised 45 year old functioning alcoholic. In a day where we were linked with Yann Kermogant of Bournemouth, Anthony Stokes of Celtic, Marvin Sordell of nobody whatsoever, Leon Best, Victor Anichebe and Clarck N'Sikulu, the 6pm deadline passed without a single incoming.

I can't be bothered to run through each player in any detail whatsoever, so I will give you my reactions to each rumour as the day progressed in as few words as I can.

Yes please! He'll do. God no. On second thoughts, announce Sordell. Are you kidding me? Who on earth is Clarck N'Sikulu?

There you go. Transfer deadline day in 21 words.

One deal that did go through, though it was announced after the deadline, was the permanent departure of Andy Kellett to Wigan Athletic, whose scouting network appears to go no further than Junction 3 of the M61.

Despite it being Wigan, it'll be good for Kellett to get more first team experience at a crucial stage in his career. I continued to think that Kellett would make it at Wanderers, but Neil Lennon has different ideas. It's proving difficult to wish Kellett success with that shower down the road, but I hope he gets first team action, which he desperately needs.

Forgotten man Medo Kamara, who must have walked into training wearing a Rangers shirt on Lennon's first day in the job, did not finalise a move to newly promoted Bristol City, although this could go through when the loan window re-opens in a fortnight's time. I still won't accept that Medo has nothing to offer the first team, however it seems like his departure will be a matter of when rather than if.

It's quite refreshing to finish a deadline day without losing a key first team player, which has been the case in previous years. Despite this, the club's inability to either court or afford a new striker is infuriating and worrying in equal measure. The very thought of Gary Madine for 46 games this season sickens me. My fears of rushing Jamie Thomas into the first team picture may be realised after all.

In reality, our business was always going to be when the loan window re-opens in two weeks. I wouldn't get too excited if I were you.