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Done Deal: Wanderers bolster B Team with double signing

The B Team is taking shape

Reading v Swansea City - Carabao Cup First Round Photo by David Horton - CameraSport via Getty Images

Bolton Wanderers have bolstered the newly formed B Team by announcing the signings of Lynford Sackey and Nelson Khumbeni.

Right wing back Sackey has joined after his contract with Reading expired at the end of last season. The 19 year old progressed through the academy at Reading & went on to play twice for the first team in the League Cup.

Upon his arrival, Sackey told the official site:

“Reading have done a lot for me but I’m glad this opportunity has come.

“I’m really looking forward to it. I had some interest elsewhere but I felt plan-wise and ethics-wise here was the perfect place for me to come to and I’m really glad Bolton have given me the opportunity to come here.

“Some of the staff at Reading talked to me about Bolton and it’s a good place to be at the moment.

“I’m looking forward to being part of the journey and going up and up.”

Meanwhile Nelson Khumbeni, also 19, has signed after departing Norwich City at the end of last season.

The defensive midfielder spent eleven years at Norwich, making appearances in the EFL Trophy against Oxford United, Newport County and MK Dons before he caught the eye of Wanderers after impressing during a recent trial game.

Khumbeni said after signing:

“Norwich has been a good place to develop and learn my craft and I’m looking forward to kicking on here at Bolton to grow as a person and grow as a player.

“Being at a place for so long, you maybe need a change of environment in order to improve and realise this is what you’d like to do.

“I came over here and loved everything I’ve seen. The stadium is amazing, the training ground is a good place to improve as a player and everyone has been welcoming.

“A lot of young players have had a chance here with the manager trusting them and putting a lot of faith in them,

“The team is trying to go onwards and upwards and it’s probably the best time for me coming here.”