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John McDougall

Full list of Bolton Wanderers transfer window ins and outs as summer business assessed

Bolton Wanderers made a total of five signings in the summer transfer window while there were also departures from the League One club.

Ian Evatt's side made no more acquisitions on transfer deadline day. This was despite the intention of further reinforcements being made, but none came to fruition for Wanderers.

This was Evatt's third summer transfer window in which he has been in charge of the Whites. It proved to be the one with the fewest signings he has made in his time in the dugout at the University of Bolton Stadium.

READ MORE: Ian Evatt's update on Declan John's Bolton Wanderers future after Liverpool's Owen Beck arriving

Wanderers adopted a quality over quantity approach this summer to add further strength in depth to the squad. It supplemented and built on the work done in January to bring it up to the standard needed to compete at the top end of League One.

Jack Iredale's arrival from Cambridge United on a free transfer looks to be a shrewd piece of business. The defender has impressed both in the middle and as competition for Declan John at left wing-back.

Eoin Toal is the second permanent signing made this summer after arriving from Derry City. He recently made his debut against Crewe Alex and showed promising early signs in the heart of defence.

In terms of loan acquisitions, James Trafford has continued from where he left off at the end of last season after returning from Manchester City. He looks to be continuing as the club's number one goalkeeper.

Liverpool's Conor Bradley has got straight into the team at right wing-back and has been a revelation. His performances have seen him be one of the early stars of the season.

Owen Beck has not made his debut yet for Bolton, but Liverpool have deemed it fit to send him out on loan to a side that is helping Bradley develop and have game time. The Anfield club will hope Beck can do similar.

Added to keeping the likes of prized assets Ricardo Santos and Dapo Afolayan at the club this summer, Wanderers have kept the base of their squad intact and added to it. Though no further additions arrived on deadline day, there is no question Wanderers have exited the transfer window stronger than they started it and have a squad capable of challenging for the top six.


Jack Iredale - Cambridge United

Conor Bradley - Liverpool (loan)

James Trafford - Manchester City (loan)

Eoin Toal - Derry City

Owen Beck - Liverpool (loan)


Matthew Alexander - released

Alex Baptiste - Waterford

Nathan Delfouneso - released

Liam Edwards - Chester FC

Liam Gordon - Walsall

Jay Fitzmartin - Atherton Collieries

Mitch Henry - released

Max Wilcox - Brentford

Ronan Darcy - Swindon Town (undisclosed)

Matty Grivosti - Yeovil Town (loan until November)

Finlay Lockett - Atherton Collieries (loan until late September)

Arran Pettifer - Atherton Collieries (loan until late September)

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