Putting the White Shirt On
With two hours to go at the time of writing, it seems that the Whites are actually kicking with the Bolton News reporting that the club are trying to get a pair of late deals done with Michael Kightly and Peter Ramage the subjects of th interest
Just a few minutes ago, out of absolutely nowhere, Bolton Wanderers announced via their official twitter account that fan favourite and last year's Player of the Season Jay Spearing will undergo a medical this afternoon, after the clubs agreed a fee.
About 2,500 Wanderers supporters travelled to Turf Moor to witness opening day against Burnley, chanting "we want our Spearing back." The players and manager both heard the cry with the club captain and boss making their voices heard after the match.
One of the major issues with supporting a team that plays in the Championship is the inability to watch opposition on a regular basis. As such, it becomes very difficult to form an opinion on players not in Bolton shirts. So, we asked some questions.
In the wee hours of Thursday morning, the Mirror released a new report claiming that Bolton Wanderers were "ready to make a £1 million move" for DR Congo striker Jeremy Bokila. Let's just say that this is nowhere near as straightforward as it sounds.
Dougie Freedman had been looking at Moritz as an attacking midfielder to fill the gap left by Mark Davies' extended injury absence. Chris Eagles can play in that position for Wanderers but Dougie Freedman feels that the winger's ability is wasted.
Yesterday, rumors emerged that Bolton would be signing a new, mystery player not named Beckford. The player, not named, was currently in England and Wanderers had shown interest before. The smart money was on former Crystal Palace man, Andre Moritz.
Early signs of Bolton's apparent new signing, Erik Bukran, look positive as he impresses in a YouTube training video, as he joins Bolton's impressive selection of goalkeepers.
Fraser would spend his summer looking for a new club. One of his stops before the Reebok was in a friendly for Partick Thistle the day before signing for Bolton. The Jags would win 1-5 away at Annan's Galabank with Gary Fraser heavily impressing.
Bolton have signed 19-year-old Hamilton Academical midfielder Gary Fraser. He is one for the future. Many readers will recall Fraser's name from January because that is when Bolton were originally set to sign him before homesickness killed the deal.
Bolton target Andre Moritz can play on the wings, he is first and foremost an attacking midfielder. He slots into the number 10 role, playing right behind the strikers. He is known to have an eye for the through ball and is an asset on set pieces.
Blackburn have bid for Jay Spearing and Liverpool have apparently accepted that bid but Jay Spearing's representatives have said that the player has had "absolutely no contact at all" from Rovers. Is the door still open for a Bolton swoop?
A new report from the Evening Chronicle, a Newcastle-based newspaper, suggests that Bolton Wanderers are planning a loan move, likely six months, for Sammy Ameobi, with the player apparently high on Dougie Freedman's list of targets.
With the emergence of a report that named a £1.5m price tag for Jay Spearing, the calls rang out from Bolton fans, prompting questions about why it was Rovers and not Wanderers making the deal. What if the Trotters no longer need Jay Spearing?