Wanderers fans were excited, and the man himself was excited at the prospect of returning to the club where he had played his best football. Win-win situation.
As you well know, the move collapsed on Deadline Day.
Speaking to Mark Ritson from The Croydon Advertiser, Chungy spoke of his disappointment that the move collapsed:
“What happened last week was I ready to go up north but I got a text from Tim Coe (Palace’s Chief Scout) and Dougie Freedman. Unfortunately, it was down to Bakary Sako’s injury (12 hours before at West Ham), and that they had to keep me at Palace and it was the best choice for the team.
I was upset a little bit. I was at home, ready to go with my family when I got told, packing my stuff.
I hadn’t quite left, but I nearly had. I do have to think about the team, but it was a great opportunity for me to go and play.
I tried to tell Dougie, the manager and the chairman , but nothing changed. So on Wednesday I was really disappointed.
Bolton were also disappointed, but I couldn’t change anything. Maybe, if Bakary wasn’t injured, I could have gone.”
Wanderers went on to bring back Zach Clough from Nottingham Forest instead.
Who knows, maybe a reunion can be on the cards again in the Summer when Chungy is a free agent?