After avoiding relegation to League One in dramatic style last season, Phil Parkinson will not be hoping for a repeat next campaign. Here are three players that could propel the Trotters to a higher placed finish:
Tom Bradshaw, Barnsley – Despite netting on 12 occasions last season, Bradshaw’s goals were not enough to help save Barnsley from the drop. With the Tykes now playing their football in the third tier they may have to sell their top goalscorer in order to fund their transfers this summer. The Welsh International is unlikely to want to play his football in League One next season and The Macron could be the perfect home for the striker. Goals were hard to come by for the Trotters last season and Bradshaw could solve that next campaign.
Hal Robson-Kanu, West Bromwich Albion – Since Robson-Kanu’s fantastic Euro 2016 campaign, the forward has found first team football hard to come by at The Hawthorns. He was recently left out of Ryan Giggs’ Wales squad and needs a move in order to revitalise his career. Even though the Baggies will be in the same league as Wanderers next season, it is unlikely that the Welshman will feature in Darren Moore’s plans. At a good price, he could be an astute acquisition for Phil Parkinson’s side.
Kortney Hause, Wolverhampton Wanderers – Hause is a big, strong, and powerful centre back with a number of Championship games under his belt. Bolton had a leaky defence last season and they could sign Hause on a loan deal. With Wolves now a Premier League side, Hause could find game time hard to come by, so a loan move would suit both parties. The 22 year old has represented England at youth level and could provide a solution to the fragile Trotters back line.