Bolton Wanderers are plotting a January bid for AFC Wimbledon midfielder Anthony Hartigan, reports The Sun.

Hartigan, 21, has enjoyed a fine start to the season with AFC Wimbledon. The midfielder has three assists and a goal to his name so far this season, with his side currently sitting in 7th-place of the League One table.

Now though, Alan Nixon writes in The Sun on Sunday (19.09.21, pg. 61) that Bolton Wanderers are plotting a January bid for the Englishman, and that the Trotters are ‘hopeful’ of finding the funds to make the move happen.

Ian Evatt’s side have enjoyed a solid start to the season. After winning promotion from League Two last time round, Bolton now find themselves just a place behind AFC Wimbledon in the table, sitting in 8th after their opening eight games.

Bolton are also the league’s third-highest scorers with 14 goals to their name so far, with AFC Wimbledon the second-highest on 15 goals.

Hartigan is very much the heartbeat of this current Dons side and as much as his loss would be a blow to them, it’d be a real scoop for Bolton and it could prove pivotal in their bid for promotion this season – it all depends on whether Evatt’s side can find the funding though.

Up next for Bolton Wanderers is a trip to Sunderland next weekend.