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Neil Lennon confirms striker deal on the horizon

Who could it be?

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Speaking to BBC radio Manchester, Bolton Wanderers boss Neil Lennon confirmed that a deal for a new striker is imminent.

Lennon also confirmed that Kaiyne Woolery and Jamie Thomas 'still have a bit to do' before coming into first team contention.

The importance of a new striker to kick Bolton's forward line into gear has increased in the last week, after injuries to Zach Clough and Emile Heskey respectively.

Clough, dislocated his shoulder in last Tuesday's 0-0 draw with Sheffield Wednesday, and looks to miss several months if shoulder surgery is required.

Heskey, started last Saturday's game against Huddersfield Town, only to be taken off ten minutes into the game with a calf injury. Heskey will now miss around the next six weeks.

A couple of names have been mooted as possible targets for the Whites. Last week, Neil Lennon confirmed that talks had taken place with the representatives of 28 year old Nicky Maynard, although also stating no deal was on the horizon.

Obviously, Heskey's injury could well convince Lennon to strike a deal.

Maynard, is a free agent after being released by Cardiff City in the summer, and has shown to be prolific at Championship level, scoring 20 goals in the 2009/2010 season for Bristol City. But that was five years ago, and a lack of form and recurring injuries have stopped Maynard reaching that level.