Bolton Wanderers have reportedly taken former Bradford City striker, Billy Clarke on trial according to journalist, Alan Nixon.
Bolton. Billy Clarke in on trial. Closed door game tomorrow.
— Alan Nixon (@reluctantnicko) July 22, 2019
It’s no secret that Bolton are struggling to build a squad ahead of their first season back in League One, after they were relegated from the Championship last term.
The Trotters only have seven recognised senior players on their books according to their official website, and supporters will be hoping that Phil Parkinson can add to his squad in the near future.
Their striking options are limited going into the new season, and they could make swift movements to come to an agreement with Clarke.
The 31-year-old spent last season on loan with Bradford, making 14 appearances and scoring once in his second-spell with the Bantams.
But Clarke was unable to stop them from being relegated into League Two after a hugely disappointing season for everyone associated with the club.
The striker was one of the players to be released at the end of last term, and he could be tempted by the prospect of joining Bolton, who face a tough challenge if they are to make an immediate return to the Championship.
Bolton get their new league campaign underway with a game against Wycombe Wanderers, although it will be interesting to see what squad is named for their first competitive game of the season.
It’s probably the best they’re going to get.
Clarke might not be the most prolific of strikers out there, but he’s got an excellent work-ethic which I’m sure would be welcomed by the Bolton supporters.
He’s going to want to be assured of being paid on time though, as that’s surely going to put him off any potential move to the League One club.