Grasshoppers striker Haris Tabakovic will continue his trial with Bolton Wanderers on their pre-season tour of Scotland. The tall forward played in the weekend 3-2 friendly victory against Chorley and manager Phil Parkinson is keen to take a closer look at him.

The Trotters will take in a training base close to St Andrews, before taking on Scottish opposition in the form of Arbroath and Dundee over the coming days. Tabakovic, aged 23, is the only trialist that will come onto the tour with Bolton.

The Bolton News understands that the player is available on a free transfer by his parent club. Given how Bolton are currently relatively short in the striker department at present, this could present Parkinson with a cheap but effective option to improve this area of the pitch.

The former Swiss Under-21 international has spent the past 18-months at Grasshoppers following his move from Super League rivals Young Boys. Since then, he has only manage to score twice for the club, although the majority of his appearances have come in the form of being a substitute initially.

Parkinson says it makes sense to keep tabs on the player whilst they have him, and didn’t rule out more new signings to come,

“As things stand at the moment Haris is coming to Scotland with us. We need numbers and we don’t want players playing too many minutes too soon. It puts people at risk of injury.

“We’ll look at him in training, continue to monitor people and continue to work on getting some new signings in as well.”


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