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Bolton to face stiff competition to land out-of-contract star



Championship-bound Bolton Wanderers look set to battle a whole host of EFL clubs for the signature of forward Paul Taylor, according to The Football League Paper (via The Bristol Post).

The 29-year-old is formerly of Ipswich Town and Peterborough United, the latter where he was released in April after being informed that he wouldn’t be offered a new deal at London Road, a contract which was due to expire this month.

Taylor scored three goals and laid on eight assists for Posh last term to help them to an 11th place finish in the third tier, and his fine form for the club appears to have attracted interest from several other EFL sides.

And one of those reportedly interested in the Englishman is Phil Parkinson’s Bolton Wanderers, but they are set to face a testing battle from the likes of Bradford City, Bristol Rovers, Rochdale, and Wigan Athletic for his signature.

The Trotters will be returning to the Championship next season after clinching automatic promotion from League One, and their status as a second tier side could be of huge benefit in their quest to land the 29-year-old, given that the other reportedly interested sides aren’t in the Championship.

Taylor has played 89 times at Championship level to indicate that he’s no stranger to the division, and with Bolton in serious need to bolstering their squad to be able to compete next term, he may turn out to be a shrewd signing indeed.

However, whether Parkinson can get a deal done ahead of the other aforementioned EFL sides remains to be seen.

Bolton fans… what do you make of the news? Let us know your thoughts and opinions in the comments below!

ScoopDragon Football News Network

Article title: Bolton to face stiff competition to land out-of-contract star

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