Bolton Wanderers are a side currently in a state of re-building, following there relegation from the Premier League in 2012, since then the club has struggled both on and off the field.
Last year Bolton managed to save their status as a Championship club on the final day, in the final few minutes and are now looking to further build the club.
Now is the time for Bolton to strengthen, they bounced back from League One immediately, something not many clubs achieve and their early season business looks promising. Delving into the art of free transfers, the club has signed the likes of Clayton Donaldson, Erhun Oztumer and Polish international – Pavel Olkowski, now the club has another signing imminent.
The Nottingham Post says that the former Forest and Hull City defender Jack Hobbs has been taken on trial at the Macron Stadium. Hobbs has struggled in recent times with injury but despite that, has a wealth of experience in the Championship.
The 29-year-old left the City Ground after four years with Forest and Bolton still feel the defender has something to offer in England’s second tier and the Trotters will be hoping their new trialist will be fit to face Girona in their latest friendly on Saturday.
The Spanish side will be Bolton’s second friendly of the 2018/19 season, following their 2-1 win over National League side Halifax on the 14th in which Hobbs featured for the Trotters.
The visit to The Shay saw new signings Donaldson, Oztumer and Jason Lowe also feature, but it was the ever-present duo of Adam Le Fondre and Sammy Ameobi that saw Bolton kick off their season with a much-needed win.