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Transfer Gossip: Wanderers linked with clinical Derby County striker

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The perfect ALF replacement?

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This evening, news has broken that Phil Parkinson’s Bolton Wanderers are set to make an ‘ambitious’ (not so ambitious) move for Derby County striker David Nugent.

In the wake of losing striker and fan favourite Adam Le Fondre, it would seem that Nugent’s pedigree, ability to find the net on demand and clinical eye for goal and excellent work rate, especially for his age, makes him the ideal replacement.

The 33 year old could be the player connected with a supposed £900,000 bid as stated by chairman Ken Anderson earlier today. Given his record in front of goal and ever willingness to pop up with one when its most needed, Nugent is certainly an addition many would envy and mirrors that of Le Fondre’s previous role and contribution in the team.

Having spent most of his career bagging goals up north with the likes of local rivals Preston and Burnley, a move back to the north west from Derby for Nugent, it would seem is a perfect opportunity for both parties.

With bags of experience at Championship level and a formidable record who comes with the ‘classic finisher’ title which only he and a few others would spring to mind as an oppositions worst nightmare in the later stages of any game when their teams are in need of someone to pounce.

As one of the last of the breed, bringing the forward to the University of Bolton stadium at this stage is something which many a club would be envious of and would certainly make us a feared side, as previously stated, when chasing a goal.

The prospect of gaining Nugent is certainly an exciting one and I’m sure would be warmly welcomed by all at Bolton Wanderers.

Here’s hoping this materialises!

Let us know in the comments below what you're thoughts are on Wanderers’ potential swoop for David.