With just two days before Bolton Wanderers kick off the 2020-21 season, a further signing was made today with the acquisition of midfielder Andrew Tutte.
Tutte, 29, was last with Morecambe. He had problems with injuries while there, but according to Ian Evatt he turned down offers from a higher level to join up with us.
“Andrew is a lad that we had earlier on in pre-season and he did very well,” Evatt told the official site. “He had offers from higher up and chose to come here. I think that speaks volumes for the way we’re doing things and I’m delighted to welcome him to Bolton Wanderers.”
Tutte seems to have been signed as a back-up central midfielder. A quick bit of scouting seems to reveal he’s not too bad technically, and can be a threat from free kicks. But his spell at Morecambe was hampered by injuries, and he struggled to get minutes. Is he at the level of Brandon Comley or Antoni Sarcevic? Probably not.
The next signing must be a striker – if we’re playing two up front, we look short of depth in that department, especially with Muhammadu Faal picking up an injury and Callum King-Harmes going out on loan.
Tutte will be available for selection on Saturday.