Tom Walker, Bolton's young winger who has failed to make it into the first eleven under Lennon and Parkinson, has joined Bury on a loan deal. This move is likely to give him regular first team football and also allows Wanderers to, potentially, make another signing under the strict transfer embargo.
Walker made one appearance for the club in a 4-2 defeat at Blackpool.
He is a winger, which is an area in which Bolton lack cover, with Kaiyne Woolery (rumoured to be moving to Wigan) being the only alternative. He is under contract until 2017. He is 21 years old.
My view on this transfer, like I imagine most fans', is dependent on what happens next. If we are left with no wingers all because of this transfer embargo, I will be furious. If we do get a creative player/players through the door then maybe it's for the best as Walker can develop. I think he is a talented player, he just can't operate within Parky's system yet.
What next for the Whites in transfers? After Gary Madine's swap deal to Rotherham failed to materialise that leaves Bolton with two outgoings (Amos' loan deal to Cardiff, to cover the selling of David Marshall to Hull). Could these be used to bring in Alwick, Anderson or Zelalem?
More as this story develops...