Bolton Wanderers manager Neil Lennon has told the Bolton News of his frustrations of not being able to sign a striker on loan. He is desperately looking to bolster his out-of-shorts attacking options.
Charlton Athletic striker Igor Vetokele remains their best hope of adding to the squad, and there is a slight chance a deal could be completed in time for him to play against Brighton & Hove Albion at the Macron Stadium tomorrow. The former Celtic boss has made several enquiries to various clubs in his attempts to bring in that elusive forward, but he insists that finances are also playing their part,
“You keep persevering with it and just hope that sometimes come up. You’ve got to plan A to Z and probably more than that. It’s part of the process and there’s no guarantees you can get any player in.
We’ve made strides on a couple of targets so we’re hoping something will happen.”
Lennon also believes that certain players in the Premier League has reservations about dropping down into the Championship, even on a temporary basis. Although he hopes to eventually sign some of his targets, he isn’t prepared to sign anybody just to fill the void,
“I think some Premier League players feel they have a chance of getting into the first team and see the Championship as a step backwards at that point in their career.
But what we’re offering is a chance to come and play first-team football, get back in the public eye playing again.”
The club are not only searching targets in the Premier League as Lennon revealed that they are searching far and wide in their quest to bolster their squad following a frustrating start to the new campaign. Although it is only the emergency loan window that is open, Lennon also has one eye on the January transfer window already,
“We’re looking at all aspects of the game. We’ve looked everywhere – non-league, abroad, Scotland, and we’re not just looking for the here and now, because players’ contracts are coming up and you’re looking at some fresh blood for the New Year.”