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Chris' Bolton Wanderers Summer Shopping List

It's Black Friday every day

Holiday Shopping Season Begins

Every LOV writer has been set the task of coming up with their summer shopping list, naming five players who I'd like to see play for my beloved Bolton Wanderers.

Each writer is allowed one contract renewal, a League One player, a Championship veteran, a loanee from the Premier League, and a former Wanderers player picked up our BWFC time machine.

So, here are my picks.

1) Contract Renewal

I'm going to go with the only player that I actually am bothered about having a new deal. That's David Wheater. Yes he was a large part of our appalling 2015/16 defence, he has earned his chance to have another crack at the Championship.

I am less bothered about renewing the rest. Jay Spearing maybe, but that's probably about it. Time to cut ties with the others. If we go into the Championship with the likes of Gary Madine leading our line then it'll be a long, hard slog.

2) League One Player

Whilst wary of signing players from a league below (or from relegated teams, ahem Fabrice Muamba), I think this is a really interesting question. There are players from the teams who just missed out on promotion who, in my opinion, would be good fits for Wanderers.

I'm going to go with Billy Bodin. An attacking midfielder currently plying his trade at Bristol Rovers, the 25 year old had a great season and has scored 25 goals in 72 games which is better than many strikers in this division. He has the attacking nous to add goals from our midfield and I think the Welshman would be a most excellent addition to our ranks.

3) Championship Veteran

I think we should sign Darren Bent.


A man with a wealth of experience and one who might be looking for regular first-team football at the ripe age of 33. Ignoring all questions about affordability, I think he would be the right type for us. It may well be getting on for a decade since his heyday but as the saying goes, you never lose the ability to score goals.

4) Premier League Loanee

Sheyi Ojo, from Liverpool, is an exciting attacking player who has had a few loan spells in the Championship and who, at 20, will be keen to start to make a name for himself away from Anfield.

Given the step up in quality that the likes of Filipe Morais will be experiencing, it'll be useful for us to have someone who knows the league and despite his years, that is definitely what Ojo has.

5) Time Machine signing

Neil Cox.

I've beaten this drum a million times, but he remains the best right-back that we've had at the club.

Get me someone who can defend and attack with equal glee, then you will find me a happy camper.

Agree with my choices or would you have chosen other players? Let me know in the comments below.