HAVING been under a transfer embargo earlier in the summer, League One pacesetters BOLTON made up for lost time on transfer deadline day.
Wanderers’ 100% start only ended on Saturday, with a 1-1 draw at Charlton, but they were determined not to stand still, bringing in five players while letting two leave on loan and pocketing an undisclosed fee for Kaiyne Woolery.
Keeper Ben Alnwick has signed a two-year deal after being released by Peterborough while Newcastle winger Sammy Ameobi and Wolves winger James Henry have arrived on loan until January. Manager Phil Parkinson has also brought in Crystal Palace striker Keshi Anderson and Rotherham defender Tom Thorpe on season-long loan deals.
Going out on loan were midfielder Tom Walker (Bury) for the season and striker Conor Wilkinson (Chesterfield) until January, while the Trotters made a profit on former non-league striker Woolery, who has joined Wigan on a three-year deal.
WIGAN were the next busiest local side on deadline day with three in, three out at the DW Stadium. Manager Gary Caldwell said after Saturday’s 1-0 defeat by QPR that his squad needed reinforcing and he got his wish.
Like Kaiyne Woolery, Wolves winger Nathan Byrne joined on a three-year deal while former Stockport, Rochdale and Bolton striker Adam Le Fondre arrived from Cardiff on a season-long loan deal.
Latics only signed Sam Morsy and Ryan Colclough but they were sent out on loan to Barnsley and MK Dons, respectively, both on season-long deals. MK also signed Latics defender Jack Hendry on loan until January.
Nicky Clark’s stay at BURY was short-lived as the Shakers released their summer signing so that he could return to Scotland with Dunfermline. It also allowed the League One side to bring in young City defender Kean Bryan on a season-long loan deal, as well as Bolton’s Tom Walker.
OLDHAM had already done much of their business but signed full-back Cameron Dummigan on a two-year deal from Burnley and Crystal Palace striker Freddie Ladapo on loan until January.
League One rivals ROCHDALE made just the one move on deadline day, signing midfielder Keith Keane on loan from Cambridge United until January.