Swansea City manager Garry Monk has revealed to the South Wales Evening Post that a loan move for Marvin Emnes to leave the club has fallen through. He was in talks to join Championship side Bolton Wanderers but will now remain at the Liberty Stadium.
Following a slow start to the season, manager Neil Lennon had been hoping to bolster his squad in the emergency loan window. So far he has been frustrated in his attempts to improve his squad and the resulting conclusion to this potential Emnes transfer sums him their fortunes.
Following their 1-0 loss to Hull City in the Capital One cup, Monk announced the news and said that he has no problems with him returning to the squad,
“Marvin (Emnes) was going to join Bolton but that deal is off.
In terms of the details I will have to find out – I only heard briefly just before the game.
I will see what’s gone on and if it’s not happening then Marvin comes back into the squad, fine.”
The Bolton News also claimed that Lennon saw a bid for West Bromwich Albion striker Victor Anichebe fail. Nevertheless, former Celtic boss Lennon is still hopeful of adding to his striking options before Saturday’s trip to league leaders Brighton & Hove Albion,
“We simply don’t have enough options with Emile Heskey and Zach Clough injured. We’re trying out hardest to get something sorted but it isn’t easy as you’d think sometimes.”
Lennon suggested that striker Gary Madine is ‘started to lose a little bit of confidence’ but is still backing him to score his first goal sooner rather than later. He also believes that Under-21 strikers Jamie Thomas and Kaiyne Woolery aren’t yet ready for first team action. Max Clayton is another attacking choice who could increase his options for the trip to the Seagulls.