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Ian Evatt issues important update on midfielder ahead of January transfer window

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Bolton Wanderers are close on a decision over Kieran Lee’s future at the club according to a recent report from The Bolton News’ Marc Iles. 

Lee has been on trial with the League Two side, and has reportedly made a good impression on the Bolton Wanderers backroom staff.

The midfielder has been a free-agent since leaving Sheffield Wednesday at the end of the 2019/20 season, after they finished 16th in the Championship table.

Lee made 30 appearances in that season, and has struggled with injuries in recent years, which has restricted his game time.

But he’s seemingly making a good impression on trial with Bolton Wanderers, who are targeting promotion back into League One at the first time of asking this term.

Bolton Wanderers boss Ian Evatt has recently issued an update on Lee’s progress in a pre-match press conference ahead of their match against Carlisle United.

“He’s doing fantastically well and we’re not far off making a decision.

“He has trained excellently, his stats and running data are really good considering he hasn’t played since August but we are doing our due diligence.

“We have to limit the risk for this football club. There’s every chance that something can happen but we have to make sure we examine every avenue before that and limit the risk and exposure for us.

“We are not far away from doing that now, so hopefully we will have some news in the next weekend or so.”

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The Verdict: 

I’m not surprised to hear that he’s making a good impression with the League Two club.

Lee impressed me whilst with Sheffield Wednesday, and I am surprised that a club higher than League Two haven’t taken a punt on him at this stage.

But it’s good to see him making a positive impact in his trial period with the club, and I would be stunned if they didn’t offer him a short-term contract until the end of this year’s campaign.

If he can stay injury-free, then Lee will play a key role in Bolton Wanderers’ promotion bid this season under the management of Ian Evatt.


Editorial Assistant at Snack Media, writing for Football League World on a regular basis! Sports Journalism graduate from Southampton Solent University.

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