Bolton Wanderers have made an enquiry for Burton Albion striker Liam Boyce, according to Sky Sports.

The Trotters are eyeing up a potential loan-to-buy deal before Friday’s 5pm deadline. However, it is believed that the Brewers have no intention of letting him leave.

Phil Parkinson’s side have made a decent start to the 2018/19 Championship season and were busy over the summer building a squad capable of competing. They do not want to stop their recruitment there with one or two signings wanted before tomorrow.

Liam Boyce has emerged as a striking target. The 27-year-old joined Burton Albion last summer from Ross County but was ruled out for much of their Championship season due to a knee injury. He managed to get back to fitness in February and played 16 times for them, scoring 3 goals.

He could not prevent them from slipping into League One under Nigel Clough but has started well in the third tier but scoring 3 in 4 games.

Boyce is a Northern Ireland international and has made 13 caps for his country so far in his career. He started out at Cliftonville and scored 76 goals in 158 appearances for them altogether. Boyce had a brief stint at Werder Bremen in 2010 but played just a handful of games for their reserves before returning to Cliftonville.

He then joined Ross County in 2014 and bagged 55 goals over three seasons, earning himself a move to the Championship with Burton. Boyce could make a last minute move back up to the second tier if Bolton are able to persuade Burton to let him go.

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