Sunday 20 October 2019

Bohs winger Daniel Kelly wants assurances from Bolton before any move

Daniel Kelly
Daniel Kelly

Aidan Fitzmaurice

Former Bohemians man Daniel Kelly will seek assurances from Championship side Bolton Wanderers over their dire financial status before any move to the club.

Kelly, who made an impact with Bohs last term after a mid-season move from Bray Wanderers, is on trial with Bolton and played for their U23 side against Hull on Monday night.

Bolton remain keen on the wide player, but the club has been struggling financially, with players and staff going unpaid, so Kelly will want promises on his contract if any deal is done.

Former Irish international Stephen Ireland joined Bolton on a short-term deal two months ago but, apart from one appearance for their reserve side, he has yet to play and with his deal due to run out next month, he’s also in limbo.

Bolton chairman Ken Anderson this week tried to calm fears of a mass sale of players in the transfer window.

“To make it absolutely clear, all our players are under contract with the exception of Stephen Ireland and Gary O‘Neill, whose contracts end early January, and we will discuss the position with both of them over the next few weeks,” he said.

“There has been some media speculation about a fire sale in January, but l can assure you that there is absolutely no truth or financial need for this and we will review what we (will) do in the window nearer the time when the management team and l will discuss what has and hasn’t worked so far.”

In transfer news, youth cap Thomas Byrne has rejoined Drogheda United for their Division One campaign after a spell in the top flight with St Patrick’s Athletic.

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