Bolton Transfers

The Latest Bolton Wanderers FC Transfer News, Stories and Updates have been added below for 2017 – 2018

  • Tue, 14 Aug 2018 21:52:02 +0000: Carabao Cup roundup: Nottingham Forest survive on penalties against Bury - Bolton Wanderers | The Guardian
    • Leeds 2-1 Bolton; Carlisle 1-5 Blackburn Rovers
    • Middlesbrough see off Notts County; Exeter knock out Ipswich

    Blackburn Rovers were one of the biggest winners in the first round of the Carabao Cup on Tuesday night when they thrashed Carlisle 5-1, with Adam Armstrong scoring twice at Brunton Park, although Mansfield beat that score with their 6-1 home win against Accrington. At the City Ground, Nottingham Forest, who went 1-0 down in the second minute and were down to 10 men after 33, scored through Matty Cash in the third minute of injury time to force their game with Bury to penalties. Forest then went through 10-9 in the shootout, with extra time not being used in any of the ties last night.

    Leeds squeezed past Bolton 2-1 at Elland Road, with the Spanish forward Samuel Sáiz scoring the winning goal in the first half. Marcelo Bielsa praised his changed side, saying: “The performance of the team was balanced. We dominated the game.” Bristol Rovers beat Crawley 2-1 at home but Bristol City, also playing at home, crashed out 1-0 to Plymouth Argyle.

    Related: Aston Villa’s Hourihane grabs decider and averts penalties at doughty Yeovil

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  • Thu, 02 Aug 2018 12:06:57 +0000: Championship: fans from all 24 clubs preview the 2018-19 season - Bolton Wanderers | The Guardian

    Aston Villa, Derby and Stoke fans are feeling a lot more positive than their friends at Reading, Leeds, Middlesbrough and Wigan

    After a turbulent off-season where administration looked like a real possibility, there is an air of positivity around the club following investment from two billionaires. For a while it looked like we’d have to sell our best players. As that no longer looks to be the case, I’m feeling hopeful. We’ll start the campaign with Jack Grealish, Andre Green and Jonathan Kodjia, who all were out of the side for significant periods last season. We are, however, weakened by the departures of Robert Snodgrass, Sam Johnstone and John Terry. Assuming there are no significant departures, Villa can challenge for a place in the play-offs at the very least. After Cardiff reached the Premier League last season, automatic promotion should not be beyond our wildest dreams. I predict we’ll finish fifth. Josh Smith

    Related: EFL stands firm as Birmingham attempt to lift transfer embargo

    Related: A transfer target for each Premier League club before the window closes

    Related: Leicester set to beat Southampton to £25m signing of James Maddison

    Related: Championship 2018-19 season preview

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  • Tue, 15 May 2018 14:21:19 +0000: Jlloyd Samuel, former Aston Villa and Bolton defender, dies in car crash - Bolton Wanderers | The Guardian
    • The 37-year-old reported to be returning home from school run
    • Former defender played 169 games during nine years at Villa

    The former Aston Villa and Bolton defender Jlloyd Samuel died in a car crash on Tuesday morning.

    “We are deeply saddened to hear of the death of our former player Jlloyd Samuel at the age of just 37 in a car accident,” Villa said on Twitter. “Our players will wear black armbands as a mark of respect tonight [in the Championship play-off semi-final against Middlesbrough] and our thoughts are with his friends and family at this very difficult time.”

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  • Sun, 06 May 2018 13:46:28 +0000: Cardiff City promoted after Fulham defeat by Birmingham – as it happened - Bolton Wanderers | The Guardian

    Cardiff pipped Fulham to promotion to the Premier League as Bolton came from behind against Nottingham Forest to secure safety

    What a breathless final day that was. It was brilliant drama. Cardiff City have been promoted alongside Wolves, four years after being relegated from the Premier League, and Bolton Wanderers have somehow managed to stay up at the expense of Burton Albion and Barnsley, who join Sunderland in League One. As for Fulham, it was a deflating end to their 23-match unbeaten run. They’ll need to dust themselves down for the play-offs. Their semi-final is against sixth-placed Derby County. The other one is between fourth-placed Aston Villa, who will have the luxury of the second leg at Villa Park, and Tony Pulis’s Middlesbrough. That’s all from me. Thanks for reading. Bye!

    Here’s Stuart James with the all-important verdict on Cardiff’s promotion.

    Related: Cardiff City back in Premier League as Neil Warnock seals eighth promotion

    Here’s Ben Fisher’s report on Birmingham’s 3-1 win over Fulham.

    Related: Fulham denied automatic promotion as Birmingham end their unbeaten run

    In the directors’ box, Vincent Tan is having a good time. Premier League fans will be delighted to see the return of Big Vinny T.

    Neil Warnock speaks! “It’s the biggest achievement in my 38-year career by an absolute mile. I’ve got a great bunch of lads. Nobody gave us a chance. I’m so proud of them. In the end we did enough. I’ve had some great promotions and squads but because of the circumstances when I came here, second bottom, it’s the proudest achievement of my life. All credit to everybody. At my age you’re not going to get many more chances. I owe Sharon [Warnock’s wife] a lot.”

    Neil Warnock - who still looks like Livia Soprano - is beaming in the tunnel. The Cardiff fans are enjoying themselves on the pitch.

    “We’ll probably have a couple of drinks,” Morrison predicts. “A couple. Just a couple.”

    “It’s been an incredible year!” Sean Morrison, Cardiff’s captain, says. “To finish on 90 points is fantastic. The gaffer has rallied us all year. I can’t explain how happy I am. We were hearing things during the game. You try to block it out of your mind. Five minutes to go, you hear it’s 5-1, you thank your lucky stars.”

    One to forget for the visitors.

    Pitch invasions everywhere! The Championship, eh?

    Adite Nuhiu completes his hat-trick.

    A disappointing day for Fulham. They’ll need to recover quickly for the play-offs after finishing third. As for Birmingham, they escape relegation again.

    It wasn’t pretty but Cardiff have been promoted to the Premier League! Time for a pitch invasion! What a job Neil Warnock’s done!

    It’s all over! Bolton have avoided relegation by the skin of their teeth! They were going down with three minutes to go, only for goals from David Wheater and Aaron Wilbraham to save them! Barnsley and Burton Albion are relegated along with Sunderland.

    Heartbreak for Ipswich!

    The big one.

    Burton are relegated.

    Forest go close to an equaliser. But the ball loops over the Bolton goal. They’re almost there.

    The Cardiff fans are celebrating. Cardiff could concede and they’d still be going up.

    Millwall have missed out on a play-off spot but they’ve still had a great season.

    Derby make the play-offs. Barnsley are down unless Nottingham Forest equalise against Bolton.

    10-man Preston score on the break and Burton are going down.

    There will be five added minutes at Bolton. But...

    Wolves wanted 100 points. Er.

    Cardiff are going up!

    Le Fondre runs dart the right and his cross is headed in at the near post by Aaron Wilbraham! Bolton are turned it around in the space of a minute! They’re safe unless Burton score.

    Fulham are pushing like mad for an equaliser against Birmingham. They’ve had a couple of good chances since Cairney’s goal.

    David Wheater equalises for Bolton! Another goal saves them!


    Plot twist!

    Your wrong, it’s the advertisement board, look very closely

    Two more Fulham goals and they go up! Is it on?

    Waghorn restores Ipswich’s lead.

    This is no consolation. Barnsley are down unless Burton concede against Preston.

    Colback volleys home from 15 yards and Bolton are slipping away.

    A lovely free-kick from Joe Byran.

    At St Andrew’s, Fulham are doing nothing. Birmingham could be three or four up. Cardiff, who are still drawing 0-0 with Reading, are surely going up in second place.

    Barnsley are surely going down.

    Ben Osborn charges down the left and slams a low shot into the far corner from 20 yards! Bolton had only been safe for three minutes! Burton are out of the bottom three again! The Bolton fans are stunned.

    The winger pulls the visitors level.

    A loose ball falls to Le Fondre in the Forest area and the substitute loops a volley into the top-left corner! Bolton are out of the bottom three! Burton are back in it - unless they can score again against 10-man Preston!

    Vydra turns provider, crossing for Nugent to head home.

    Wolves, by the way, thought they were getting to 100 points today. Sunderland had other ideas.

    Sunderland are back!

    That’s four.

    That’s three.

    That’s one back.

    Hope Akpan curls a a brilliant shot into the top corner and the away fans are going wild! Burton are staying up as it stands. Barnsley are going down. It will change if Bolton can score against Nottingham Forest.

    Reading have a penalty appeal waved away, Cardiff’s Sol Bamba getting away with a slight push on Liam Moore at a corner. Cardiff are still toiling but Fulham are still two down.

    Having conceded a penalty with a foul on Hull City’s Fraizer Campbell, Brentford’s Luke Daniels redeems himself with a superb save from Harry Wilson.

    This is absurd!

    Did anyone else notice this?
    Bobby Madley certainly didn't!

    A bit of confusion as to where the touchline is in the Cardiff City Stadium sunshine today! ☀

    Watch Cardiff's push for Premier League promotion live on Sky Sports Football now!

    Jerome rolls down the right and centres for Vydra, the league’s top scorer, to double Derby’s lead. Barnsley are relying on Preston denying Burton now.

    “I’m hoping for another couple penalty shouts turned down for Cardiff then a late, late Reading winner (combined with an unlikely Fulham comeback victory),” says JR in Illinois. “Then I’m hoping on the final whistle Paul Clement runs out on to the pitch to celebrate instead of shaking Neil Warnock’s hand. Pretty sure Warnock’s head would explode. There’s not many things funnier than an enraged Neil Warnock.”

    Bodin’s brainless dismissal is a huge boost for Burton. The Brewers have plenty of time to find the equalising goal that would - as it stands - keep them up and their opponents are down to 10 men.

    And it’s one of the best red cards of all time. He was booked for handling the ball into the net in the first half and now he’s picked up a second yellow for diving in the Burton area. Cheerio!

    That should be that.

    Fulham have brought on Aboubakar Kamara at St Andrew’s. He made a difference in their win over Sunderland.

    Peep! Off we go again.

    As it stands ... Cardiff are going up, Fulham aren’t, Derby are going to finish sixth, Birmingham, Reading and Barnsley are staying up, Burton and Bolton are going down. But things can change.

    Did you know Leeds were in a Champions League semi-final once?

    Wednesday are finishing on a high.

    What a half from the Blades!

    Barnsley are lucky to only trail by a goal. Derby have been very good and look certain to seal sixth place.

    Scores elsewhere mean that Bolton will stay up if they win. They are not winning.

    Fulham would be 45 minutes away from promotion if they were winning. They’re not.

    Cardiff haven’t been great but they’re still going up as it stands.

    Burton are going down at the moment.

    As you were.

    The visitors equalise just before half-time.

    The hosts lead thanks to an early strike from Freddie Sears.

    Take promotion away from Wolves.

    A Shaun Williams penalty separates the sides.

    What a team!

    Jota beats a couple of men on the left and his cross finds Harlee Dean, who heads home for his first Birmingham goal! It’s looking like the play-offs for Fulham.

    It’s all Cardiff. No breakthrough yet, though. Fulham will be kicking themselves unless something changes soon.


    Bryson sees a volley deflected wide at the Cardiff City Stadium. It’s been frustrating for Cardiff so far. Luckily Fulham are still losing at St Andrew’s.

    A clever overhead kick gives the hosts the lead.

    Bolton have just hit the bar and had a goal disallowed. Uh oh.

    The little Argentinian doubles the home team’s lead.

    It’s unlikely to be enough for the Lions to make the play-offs.

    A superb volley from Billy Sharp doubles the Blades’ lead.

    Junior Hoilett falls in the Reading area. Tommy Elphick, already on a booking, seems to bring him down from behind. Nothing doing, though. Neil Warnock is unamused.

    With Burton and Barnsley losing, Bolton will be out of the bottom three if they can score against Nottingham Forest. What tension!

    Callum Robinson converts from a corner, which means Burton drop back into the bottom three.

    Camerone Jerome has a second for Derby disallowed for handball. Richard Keogh’s shot had crashed off the bar and fallen to the striker, but he controlled with an arm before scoring.

    Well, this makes no sense.

    Junior Hoilett, who was once going to be the best winger in England, goes close for Cardiff. Reading are living dangerously.

    News of Birmingham’s goal has filtered through to the Cardiff City Stadium, where a huge roar has just gone up from the home fans. If that doesn’t rouse Cardiff nothing will.

    Nuhiu heads home from close range.

    A huge goal at both ends of the table! Birmingham break down the right and Lukas Jutkiewicz darts to the near post to lift a cross into the roof of the net! Fulham are up against it now.

    Cameron Jerome bursts through and slams the ball into the roof of the net. It’s a deserved lead. As it stands Barnsley are going down.

    It’s another goal in a game that doesn’t really concern us.

    Cardiff look a little edgy. Reading have had a couple of promising moments.

    Leon Clarke’s fantastic shot from 25 yards zooms into the top left.

    Freddie Sears bursts into the box from the right and drills a low shot into the bottom corner. This is a bit of nothing game: Ipswich are playing for pride and Middlesbrough are guaranteed a play-off spot.

    Derby’s Marcus Olsson creeps forward and lets fly from 25 yards. His rising shot’s pushed wide. Barnsley are second best at the iPro Stadium at the moment.

    Cardiff have made a high-intensity start. Reading are going to be placed under a lot of physical pressure. At St Andrew’s, meanwhile, Targett zips a low cross to the far post and Piazon, sliding in, turns the ball wide from close range! Fulham were so close to the perfect start.

    There have been no goals yet. Nothing has changed. Disgrace.

    Peep! Off we go! The final day of the Championship season is underway.

    The teams are coming out. There’s a buzzing atmosphere at the Cardiff City Stadium. The home fans clearly fancy this. But is there a twist on the way?

    This is the third time in five seasons that Birmingham have gone into the final day in relegation bother. Which isn’t very good.

    Neil Warnock speaks! “I think it is easy for me to say it’s a normal day because it’s not a normal day. But the preparation has been the same. They’ve just to give me their best. It’s been good enough a lot of the time. We’ve got to try and win today and if we can’t we’ve got to try and win those play-offs. We’ve got to expect Fulham to win and budget for that. They’re in good spirits, the lads. One or two nerves. We’ll give it our best shot and see where it takes us.”

    On Sky, Keith Andrews calls Reading “a five-a-side team trying to play 11-a-side”. The Royals, of course, were play-off finalists last year and only lost on penalties to Huddersfield at Wembley. But things went very wrong under Jaap Stam this season and they’re in a lot of bother after losing 4-0 at home to Ipswich last week. Paul Clement’s side have the toughest fixture of all the struggling sides today. It’s just as well they’re not in the bottom three. But if they lose to promotion-chasing Cardiff, they’ll be relying on others to do them a hand.

    Preston: Rudd, Cunningham, Pearson, Clarke, Browne, Harrop, Fisher, Huntington, Maguire, Robinson, Bodin. Subs: Maxwell, Spurr, Earl, Gallagher, Johnson, Barkhuizen, Moult.

    Burton: Bywater, Brayford, McFadzean, Murphy, Akins, Flanagan, Naylor, Sordell, Davenport, Akpan, Boyce. Subs: Campbell, Allen, Bent, Dyer, Samuelsen, Buxton, Sbarra.

    Bolton: Alnwick, Little, Beevers, Vela, Ameobi, Robinson, Wilbraham, Pratley, Morais, Henry, Wheater. Subs: Howard, Taylor, Karacan, Le Fondre, Buckley, Noone, Burke.

    N Forest: Kapino, Bridcutt, Osborn, Fox, Tomlin, Brereton, Colback, Lolley, Hobbs, Darikwa, Watson. Subs: Smith, Lichah, Mancienne, Guedioura, Cash, Bouchalakis, Vellios.

    Derby: Carson, Forsyth, Keogh, Lawrence, Wisdom, Johnson, Weimann, Olsson, Jerome, Davies, Huddlestone. Subs: Roos, Palmer, Pearce, Vydra, Hanson, Nugent, Ledley.

    Barnsley: Walton, Yiadom, Pinnock, Lindsay, Fryers, Potts, Gardner, Hammill, Mahoney, Moore, McBurnie. Subs: Davies, Cavare, Pearson, Moncur, Mallan, Bradshaw, Thiam.

    Millwall: Archer, Meredith, Hutchinson, Williams, Onyedinma, Wallace, Tunnicliffe, Morison, O’Brien, Cooper, Marshall. Subs: Martini, Thompson, Gregory, Ferguson, Elliot, Shackell, Toffolo.

    Aston Villa: Bunn, Bree, Chester, Jedinak, Hutton, Hourihane, Lansbury, Onomah Adomah, Hogan, Kodjia. Subs: Sarkic, Terry, Elmohamady, Whelan, Snodgrass, Grealish, Grabban.

    Birmingham: Stockdale, Harding, Morrison, Dean, Colin, Jota, Davis, Kieftenbeld, Maghoma; Jutkiewicz, Gallagher. Subs: Kuszczak, Robinson, Roberts, Ndoye, Adams, Gardner, Dacres-Cogley.

    Fulham: Bettinelli, Fredericks, Ream, Odoi, Targett, McDonald, Johansen; Piazon, Cairney, Sessegnon, Mitrovic. Subs: Button, Christie, Kalas, Kamara, Ayite, Norwood, Fonte.

    Cardiff: Etheridge, Peltier, Morrison, Bamba, Bennett, Bryson, Ralls, Paterson, Hoilett, Mendez-Laing, Zohore. Subs: Murphy, Ecuele-Manga, Richards, Pilkington, Grujic, Ward, Madine.

    Reading: Mannone, Gunter, Elphick, Moore, Ilori, Van den Berg, Edwards, Bacuna, Aluko, Barrow, Böðvarsson. Subs: Jaakkola, McShane, Evans, Swift, Kermorgant, Martin, Kelly.

    Pre-match reading

    Related: Advantage Cardiff but Fulham still hope Reading can lend a hand

    It’s a Clockwatch! On a Sunday! Which can only mean that it’s the final day of the Championship season!

    Excitement awaits, especially at the top of the table, where the final automatic promotion place is still up for grabs. Fulham, unbeaten since 1973, have charmed neutrals up and down the country this season, playing football that is so easy on the eye. You can’t help but love watching Ryan Sessegnon and Tom Cairney, while Aleksandar Mitrovic has been inspirational since joining on loan in January. But their fate isn’t in their hands. Victory over Birmingham City won’t be enough for Slavisa Jokanovic’s side if Neil Warnock’s Cardiff City win at home to Reading or match their result. Fulham could finish on 91 points. Cardiff could finish on 92.

    Birmingham v Fulham

    Bolton v Nottingham Forest

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  • Sun, 06 May 2018 13:38:05 +0000: Fulham fail in automatic promotion bid while Bolton achieve great escape - Bolton Wanderers | The Guardian

    • Fulham’s Slavisa Jokanovic: ‘We must be ready for the next step’
    • Bolton’s Mark Beevers: ‘I didn’t know whether to laugh or cry’

    Fulham will need to swallow quickly the pain of missing out on automatic promotion to Cardiff City after a shock defeat on the final day in the Championship when Bolton avoided relegation with an extraordinary comeback win.

    Trailing at home against Nottingham Forest, Bolton were heading for League One until David Wheater equalised three minutes from time and, 60 seconds later, Aaron Wilbraham popped up with the winner. The result proved a hammer blow for Barnsley and Burton Albion, who were relegated after defeat at Derby County and Preston North End respectively.

    Related: Cardiff City back in Premier League as Neil Warnock seals eighth promotion

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Historical Transfer News and Team Gossip got Bolton FC has been archived below:

Bolton Wanderers who are still reeling from being relegated last season have been showing much interest in many new players during the closed season as manager Owen Coyle looks to reinforce his squad for next season. The manager has a number of targets on his radar as he hopes to take Bolton straight back up to England`s top flight next year.

The first player who looks set to arrive at the trotters next season is the highly thought of Leeds United goalkeeper Andy Lonergan who looks all set to pen a new three year deal for Bolton. The goalkeeper has only last season signed a new three year deal at Leeds but with places not being available for him in the squad he looks all set to be playing his football in the Midlands next season in a deal thought to be worth around three million pounds.

Former Bristol City midfielder Kalifa Cisses is another player who looks set to join Owen Coyles side as they have taken him on a trial basis from the club from the south. Coyle has long been a huge admirer of the player who has found his chances very limited at Bristol and is looking for a new challenge and the deal looks all set to go through on a permanent basis as long as the player passes a medical.

Chelsea midfielder Oriol Romeu is another player being linked to the side from Bolton as the highly rated Spaniard looks set to leave Stamford Bridge after seeing his chances of first team action being dealt a huge blow by the arrival of Eden Hazard as well as the proposed signing of Brazilian midfielder Oscar.

Another player who has recently left Bolton is defender Mark Connolly who has just been acquired by Crawley Town on a two year contract. Connolly has found his chances with Bolton very limited and has had to branch out in his search for first team football with Coyle said to be quite disappointed with the players decision to leave.