Bolton Wanderers manager Ian Evatt has suggested the club will still make more signings before the summer transfer window closes, but that there could be more outgoings to come.
Following their promotion from League Two last season, Bolton have already been busy in terms of adding to their squad.
There have already been eight new arrivals at the club, with Will Aimson, Amadou Bakayoko, Joel Dixon, Josh Sheehan and George Johnston, as well as last season’s loanees Dapo Afolayan and Declan John joining permanently, while Xavier Amaechi has on loan from Hamburg until January.
In contrast to that, the only player exits from the club, have been those who left following the expiry of their contracts at the end of last season.
However, it seems as though there could be a bit more business to be done before the window closes later this summer, both in terms of incomings, and outgoings.
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Speaking about what he expects from his side in what remains of the market, Evatt was quoted by The Manchester Evening News as saying: “Probably just one or two more will make sure we’re fully covered everywhere really.
“I think anyone that understands football and will look at our squad and our recruitment and try to understand what I’m doing and I’m trying to really get us fundamentally two players of equal strength in every position, that’s the aim and that’s the ambition.
“I still think we’re one or two light, especially when we lose a couple out of a squad. I would think there would be probably four or five exits and then one or two more real bits of quality coming in later on.”
This has already been a promising transfer window for Bolton, and you do feel as though this will be encouraging for them as well.
Clubs will always have to strengthen their squads when they win promotion, and that is something Wanderers are already well on their way with with the recruitment they have done up until now.
However, the fact that Evatt still wants to get more players in shows that he is not leaving anything to chance with regards to the make-up of his squad, which is a good sign for their chances next season.
Even so, those additions are going to add to the competition for places, so it is no surprise that the Bolton boss is also expecting departures, giving players the chance of regular football they may no longer be able to get in his side.