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Transfer Gossip: Bolton Wanderers eyeing up move for Cardiff City winger

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Another winger on his way to The Macron?

2017 Football League Cup Second Round Cardiff City v Burton Aug 22nd Photo by Paul Jenkins/Action Plus via Getty Images

According to HITC Sport, Bolton Wanderers are one of a number of clubs interested in out of favour Cardiff City winger, Anthony Pilkington.

The article from HITC states:

“Pilkington has found himself out of favour at Cardiff this season under Neil Warnock, making just three appearannces in all competitions.

Warnock is ready to offload Pilkington with the Republic of Ireland international well down the pecking order in his plans at the Cardiff City Stadium.

News of Pilkington’s availability has alerted several Championship clubs who are looking to bolster to their attacking options this month.

The likes of Ipswich Town, Barnsley and Bolton Wanderers are all admirers of Pilkington and they are weighing up moves for the attacking midfielder.”

Obviously, it’s all hearsay until a move is made official.

Pilkington is an experienced player, having played 377 games across all four divisions in England, scoring 75 goals.

The winger is also an international, having played nine times and scored once for the Republic of Ireland.

If Pilkington was available for free, I could see Bolton having an interest. But, with it being reported that the club will probably only make loan signings, do Wanderers need another winger?

With Sammy Ameobi, Will Buckley, Craig Noone and Filipe Morais, not to mention some of the youth players, Wanderers probably have enough wide men.

I’d rather see the club go and sign another striker, as Aaron Wilbraham doesn’t look to be able to compete at Championship level any more.

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