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One In, One Out As Bolton Waste No Time


Bolton have made their second signing of the January window, and have also let a player go as their quick start to the transfer period continues.

The incoming is in the shape of Marlon Fossey. The Los Angeles born, but UK raised player has joined on loan from Fulham. He was a winger but has since moved to a right-back. That unsurprisingly has influenced his style of play. which is apparently an attacking player who is good on the ball, while still defensively solid, although some articles have said his crossing can be better. While Gethin Jones is still recovering, it seems a more natural solution than the things we have been trying, Harry Brockbank, Lloyd Isgrove, Adam Senior and Liam Gordon have all had goes at right-back, with varying degrees of success.

Fossey has played in League One having had half a season on loan at Shrewsbury last campaign, but never really cemented his place in the team. He has impressed for Fulham’s Under-23 side this season, but now it’s a case of trying to crack senior football again.

Meanwhile, Ali Crawford is no longer a Wanderer, after he permanently joined St Johnstone. He was on loan to the Scottish Premiership’s botttom side. Crawford started well for us when he joined in September 2019, but was injured a few weeks into his time with us, and never seemed the same player once he came back, either under Keith Hill in the weeks between his return and the curtailment of that season, or under Ian Evatt, who initially handed him a new contract but was then loaned out to Tranmere for the second half of last season. It’s a shame, but a sensible move from our point of view as Evatt hopefully looks to get in midfield reinforcements.

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