Bolton Wanderers Transfer News

Following the takeover of the club and appointment of new manager Keith Hill Wanderers have been adding to their squad.

Thibaud Verlinden became manager Keith Hill’s first signing for the club after joining Bolton Wanderers on loan from Stoke City until January, subject to clearance.

The highly-rated 20 year-old winger started his career with Club Brugge before having a spell in the youth setup at Standard Liege. 

A Belgian youth international, he joined the Potters in the summer of 2015 and made his professional debut in a 4-0 League Cup victory over Rochdale in August 2017.

Liam Bridcutt was next to be signed and has joined the club on loan until January, subject to clearance.

The Reading-born midfielder, who has also been capped at international level with Scotland, arrives at the University of Bolton Stadium from Nottingham Forest.

Bridcutt started his career with Chelsea before having loan spells at Yeovil Town, Watford and Stockport County.

Signing for Brighton & Hove Albion in the summer of 2010, he went on to make over 130 appearances at the Amex Stadium.

The 30 year-old also enjoyed spells at Sunderland and Leeds United before arriving at the City Ground in 2017.


Will Buckley has re-joined Bolton Wanderers by penning a short term deal until January, subject to clearance.

The 29 year–old returns to the University of Bolton Stadium after being offered a new contract by manager Keith Hill.

The former Rochdale, Watford, Brighton and Sunderland midfielder initially signed for Wanderers in 2017 and has scored four goals in 43 appearances for the club.

Bolton Wanderers then added experienced Sheffield United defender Jake Wright to their ranks, subject to clearance.

The Keighley-born central defender, 33, joins Wanderers on loan until January from the Bramall Lane outfit.

He started his career with Bradford City before having spells at Halifax Town, Crawley Town, and Brighton & Hove Albion.

After a successful loan spell he joined Oxford United on a permanent basis in the summer of 2010 and went on to make over 200 appearances at the Kassam Stadium.

He moved to South Yorkshire in 2016 and in his debut season for the Blades he made 30 appearances as they won the League One title.

Ali Crawford then joined the side until the end of the season from Doncaster Rovers, subject to clearance.

The Lanark-born midfielder arrived at the Keepmoat Stadium in 2018 having arrived from Scottish outfit Hamiltion Academical where he played in over 200 games, netting 31 goals.

During his time in South Yorkshire he made 36 appearances for Rovers and finding the back of the net on three occasions.


Full back Josh Emmanuel signed a contract with Bolton Wanderers until the end of the season after departing Ipswich Town.

The 22 year-old right back, who hails from London, turned professional at Portman Road and made his debut for the Suffolk club in 2015.

He has enjoyed loan spells at Crawley Town, Rotherham United and Shrewsbury Town.


Keith Hill then added to Bolton Wanderers’ defence after completing the signing of Joe Bunney on a deal until the end of the season from Northampton Town, subject to clearance.

The left back has previously played for the likes Stockport County, Northwich Victoria, Rochdale and Blackpool.

Born in Manchester, the 25 year-old joined the Sixfields outfit in January 2018 before becoming manager Hill’s latest recruit at the University of Bolton Stadium.


Daryl Murphy has become the latest acquisition for the side after putting pen to paper on a deal until the end of the season, subject to clearance.

The 36 year-old striker moves to the University of Bolton Stadium after leaving Nottingham Forest.

A Republic of Ireland international with 32 caps and three international goals to his name, the Waterord-born frontman has also previously plied his trade with Luton Town, Sunderland, Sheffield Wednesday, Celtic, Ipswich and Newcastle United.

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