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Winter transfer window twists

Ken Anderson states that Bolton plan to stick with what we have but other clubs may provide juicy temptations.

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Other than wanting to extend the Ameobi and Henry loans until season end, Anderson has stated that Parky is happy with the squad status quo. With the team now breaking the right kind of records, who can blame him.

However, our club is losing £800k per month, mostly on player wages and Ken Anderson has reportedly been funding those loses since the end of November. If his planned takeover continues to stall at the door of Blumarble, then this transfer window could provide some most welcome additional funding.

However, it may not be all bad news. Player transfer expertise is after all the forte of the Anderson's. The summer transfer window showed that high earners such as Amos, Danns and Feeney can be effectively replaced. So any opportunity to rectify the mess left by the previous regime should be taken if it is advantageous to the club.

So let's take a look at possible departures, whilst hoping that potential replacements are lined up. Note that the wages mentioned in this article came from a report the Sun did on Bolton some months back and should be used only as a guide to identify the squad high earners.

Mark Beevers

I'd imagine a framed photo of Beevers is on the wall somewhere in the Anderson residence. Such has been his phenomenal success since a summer move to Bolton. Great signing on reasonable wages, something of a rarity at our club during the previous regime. Beevers should be playing in the Championship and there's plenty of clubs in that league with money available to sign him up. It would be a last option deadline day sale if he went and one that is hopefully unlikely.

Dorian Dervite

I would quite happily sacrifice a Bolton virgin for Dervite to become injury free and thus enable an early departure. Alas I'm told that virgins only exist on the Reebok Roar website and that will most definitely not satisfy the gods of fortune. Dervite is on a reported £9k per week with no realistic way back to first team football with us. Alas I just can't see him going.

Dean Moxey

Okay wing back who's defensive frailties are at odds with his Prem pedigree. Displaced by the impressive Andy Taylor, his reported £8.5k per week wages make him too expensive for the subs bench. Best for both parties if he moved on but, once again, unlikely.

Derik Osede

On a reported £9.5k per week. One of my favourite players but one who is yet to establish himself in one position. That could change if other main players leave. Hope he stays and I think a departure is unlikely.

Jay Spearing

Stand in skipper who is too good for league one. The ticking heart of our midfield, a player we all want to stay. Alas a jaw dropping reported wage of £18k per week says otherwise and maybe a Derik/Thorpe/Vela midfield combo can ease Spearing's departure. One to watch as he will be sought after and I can't see the club standing in his way.

Liam Trotter

Impressively built like a bull elephant who tends to play like he's just seen a mouse. Bolton are paying an astonishing reported £11k per week for this privilege. His time at Bolton hasn't been a success and he needs to try his luck elsewhere but who would sign him?

Darren Pratley

The lad must have something about him to be a favourite for successive Bolton managers. For me Prats has been way too inconsistent. With Velas emergence as an attacking midfielder and the success of the 4-2-3-1 system, Pratleys importance to the team has been reduced. On a reported £14k per week with a contract until summer 2018, he has to be top of the out tray.

Josh Vela

Vela has finally bloomed into the player we were always promised now that he is in the attacking midfield role. For me our most improved player this season by a country mile. If Prats or Spearing are unwanted then Vela may have to be sacrificed. I hope not but one to watch.

Zach Clough

The fans favourite and without doubt seen as our star player, despite not yet being the finished article. An obvious target valued at a reported £5m but once again a target that I hope isn't hit. We need players like Clough and Vela if we are to succeed if we get back to the Championship. However, if it comes to club survival or his departure then there can only be one winner...

Gary Madine

With Proctor misfiring and 4-2-3-1 shown to be successful, last seasons bad boy has become a surprise vital cog in this seasons Bolton promotion machine. I'd think it highly unlikely he was to depart but when his reported wage of £8k per week is taken into account, a departure cannot be discounted.

So there you have it. Do you agree or do you believe other players need to be considered? If so let me know below.