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Clayton Donaldson on Wanderers radar (or not!).

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WANDERERS have made contact with ex-Sheffield United striker Clayton Donaldson about a move to the Macron Stadium.

The 34-year-old is available on a free transfer after leaving Bramall Lane and is believed to interest Phil Parkinson as a back-up striker this season.

Donaldson has bags of Championship experience and nearly 200 career goals under his belt with the likes of Birmingham City, Brentford and Crewe Alexandra.

He was signed for £50,000 by Blades boss Chris Wilder last season and scored twice against Sunderland in his first start.

Donaldson played most of his football off the bench last season but made 29 appearances in all, scoring five goals in total, including another winner at Norwich City in January.

The Jamaica international is suited to the lone front man role and has been on Parkinson’s shortlist before at Bolton.

Wanderers are also examining other options higher up the ladder in the loan market - with at least one other Championship-based striker on the radar.

Parkinson is keen to kick his transfer business up a gear, and has just a dozen senior players currently contracted to the club for next season despite the arrivals of Erhun Oztumer and Jason Lowe. Adam Le Fondre is the only out-and-out striker who has been carried through, and the Whites boss is keen to avoid the same problems he faced last term after the departure of Gary Madine.

Meanwhile, Wanderers’ surprising statement announcing the departure of winger Filipe Morais may yet lead to more negotiations between the player and the club.

Sources at the Macron were tight-lipped yesterday after a fan-backlash against the decision to release the popular 32-year-old, exacerbated by the news he first read the statement on social media.

It is understood Morais had been planning to speak with manager Parkinson after returning from a summer coaching trip and had been unaware the club was not planning to extend his contract. The chance of talks being resurrected, however, remains a possibility.

It seems the wrong story was posted on the Bolton news website, so a link is currently unavailable at the moment.



Last edited by Leeds_Trotter on Fri Jun 15 2018, 07:24; edited 3 times in total

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So it seems that Marc accidentally put out the story.



All I can say is that I hope it stays shelved.

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