League One outfit AFC Wimbledon are expected to complete the signing of former Bolton Wanderers midfielder Liam Trotter in the coming days, according to Get Surrey.

The 28-year-old is currently without a club following his release from Bolton and is reportedly a serious target for Dons boss Neal Ardley.

The London club have made no secret of their desire to bring in new blood after losing a number of key players this summer.

Midfielder Jake Reeves and winger Dominic Poleon both joined divisional rivals Bradford City earlier this month, leaving the Dons short of quality attacking options.

However, Ardley has conceded that he will likely have to make do with free transfers or loans to fill these gaps.

He joked on Saturday: “[A striker and a midfielder] is on our list, that’s what we are looking for. We have £8.50 to get them both.”

Trotter began his career with his hometown club Ipswich Town, progressing through their youth academy, where he was a member of the 2005 FA Youth Cup-winning squad.

The 28-year-old went on to make 22 appearances for the Tractor Boys, before moving to Millwall in 2010.

Trotter’s time at The Den was considerably more fruitful; he played well over 120 times for the Lions and scored 22 goals in total.

Following a successful loan spell with Bolton Wanderers, he signed a permanent deal with the club in 2014, where he would remain until the end of last season when he was released.

AFC Wimbledon will begin the 2017/18 campaign with a tough trip to Scunthorpe United on August 5th.


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