Date: 30th July 2018 at 6:04pm
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Bolton haven’t made just one signing today, they have made two. And for the first time since January 2015, one involves a transfer fee.

Firstly, the purchase. Josh Magennis has signed a two-year deal after a bid had been accepted by Charlton Athletic last week. Ken Anderson has since confirmed Wanderers also made an enquiry about Patrick Bauer but denied that a formal bid was made for the German central defender.

Earlier this afternoon, defender Jack Hobbs signed a one-year deal. Hobbs is a defender we had interest in when he was a youngster, but around 10 years later, he finally is a Wanderer. He seems to have impressed over his pre-season trial. He has had injury problems in the last couple of years, which is a worry but fans of his last club Nottingham Forest seem to think he was okay.

Realistically, the jury will be out on both. Although he fits the Parkinson profile for a striker, Charlton fans seem split over Magennis, while Hobbs should be at least be better cover than what we had last season. Now we just need a goalkeeper, another left-back and two midfielders and we might actually have a reasonably sized squad.

 

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