Bolton’s transfer embargo lifted

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By Alex Beard

Bolton Wanderers chairman Ken Anderson has today announced that the club’s transfer embargo – in effect since December 2015 – has now been lifted.

This removal of transfer restrictions, which have been in place throughout Phil Parkinson’s reign as manager, means that the club are now free to sign players on permanent and loan deals once again.

In a statement on Bolton’s official website, Anderson confirmed that several of the club’s existing players will now be registered – with Jeff King and Alex Perry name-checked as the first to become eligible for selection.

Anderson also said: “I feel sure that other promising players will soon join them. As has been widely reported, a number of free agent players are currently training with us with a view to getting a contract.”

The Wanderers chairman has been in discussions with the EFL for some time about lifting the embargo, and has now succeeded. Hopefully this will bring Bolton a step closer to moving on from the difficulties at boardroom level that have plagued the club in recent years.

Anderson’s statement began: “I am delighted to be able to tell you that we are now out of the transfer embargo.

“I would like to thank you all for the patience you have shown during this time. The situation has taken far longer to rectify than I had imagined, largely due to the much-publicised ownership situation which has thankfully now been resolved.

“This is another positive step in the right direction and I trust that you will all continue to get behind Phil Parkinson, his staff and the players for the remainder of the campaign.”

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