Times are desperate for Bolton Wanderers at present.
With no win in seven league games and just one win in their last thirteen outings, Phil Parkinson’s men currently find themselves sitting 23rd in the Championship, in the relegation zone on goal difference.
After a short international break, the Trotters will prepare for perhaps their biggest game of the season thus far – a trip to The Den to face a Millwall side that sit two places above Wanderers in 21st position.
After miraculously guiding the club to safety last term, Parkinson’s position at the University of Bolton Stadium has naturally come under scrutiny due to a dismal run of form, and it remains to be seen if he will last until the January transfer window.
The January window will make or break Bolton’s season. However, with financial difficulties off the pitch, it’s going to be very challenging for the Trotters to bring in new players.
One area that definitely needs improving if the club are wanting to stay up is their attacking options – Wanderers are the lowest scorers in the Championship having scored just 11 goals in 17 Championship games.
Their top scorer, Josh Magennis, has found the net just four times this season, so the addition of another striker in January wouldn’t go amiss.
Here though, we take a look at why Bolton should be looking to sign Queens Park Rangers forward Idrissa Sylla in January.
Sylla looks set to depart Loftus Road in winter having made just three appearances and one start for Steve McClaren’s men this term, and reports have recently claimed that the West London club will look to offload the Guinean in January.
Since signing from Anderlecht in 2016, Sylla doesn’t actually have a bad record in front of goal, netting 17 times in 28 Championship starts, so definitely knows where the goals.
With the 28-year-old’s contract at Loftus Road expiring at the end of the season, the R’s may look to cut their losses and offload Sylla for free, which would be a huge boost for Bolton with financial problems off the pitch.
It’s a risk that the Trotters need to take in order to retain their Championship status…