The waiting game: Bolton Wanderers boss Dougie Freedman happy to leave transfers until frenzied last few days

By Scott Hunt

Bolton Wanderers will wait until the very end of the transfer window if necessary in order to add to their squad, says manager Dougie Freedman.

Wanderers, who last month announced that they are £168.3million in debt, are keen to bring players in as long as they fit in with their financial plans.

Freedman thinks things will happen at the end of the window and believes it is crucial for money to start moving in the Premier League to be able to acquire players.

“We can go nine tenths through the transfer window and that’s when it really hots up in the last three or four days,” said Freedman. 

“We need a lot of movement from the Premiership clubs. There is a lot of money these days in the Premiership.

“We really need that to start floating around so that one or two players become available and then we have to compete financially with the players and the teams in this division.”

Bolton have managed to extend the loan spell of Neil Danns so that the midfielder will be with the club until the end of the season.

Freedman is looking at every position and is unable to rule out the possibility of players leaving the Reebok this month.

“I think you need to be very aware of every position because your phone could go at any stage and a player can be taken off you,” the Scot said.

“We have a list of players in every position in the scout department and if something was to move on then we would be certainly looking at it.”

While wanting to add to his squad in a bid to drag Wanderers up the table, the manager is aware of the financial situation at Bolton and in the Championship.

Freedman has stressed the need to bring in players on the right type of deals but doesn’t rule out paying a transfer fee.

“We’ve got to make sure that if we do bring players in it’s at the right cost and it’s the right character,” he said.

“That’s not to say it’s only frees we go for.

“If I think there is somebody who is at the right age and it’s a blue chip investment for the football club then I will approach the board and tell them the cost of it.

“As we speak right now I have never been refused.”

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