Ipswich Town and Bolton Wanderers are interested in making a potential summer move for Aldershot Town midfielder Jermaine Anderson, according to Football Insider.
Anderson has spent most of the campaign with Aldershot having been released by Bradford City at the start of last summer. The midfielder has proven himself to be a class above non-league football with a string of impressive performances. He has managed to fire in four goals during his 29 appearances in the National League this campaign.
It is being reported by Football Insider that Anderson’s performances have caught the eye of a number of Football League clubs, and he is set to be available to sign in the summer due to his contract with Aldershot coming to an end in the next few weeks.
The midfielder already has plenty of Football League experience having played for the likes of Peterborough United, Doncaster Rovers and Bradford.
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Ipswich and Bolton are understood to be well in the race for his signature this summer, with the pair believed to be the top suitors for the midfielder.
That comes with the Tractor Boys trying to rebuild their squad under Paul Cook, and with Ian Evatt’s side trying to build a squad capable of establishing the club back in the English third tier following their promotion.
Anderson seems like a player that is far too good to be playing in the National League, and it perhaps took him to be released by Bradford to start to realise that he needs to now showcase his talent on a consistent basis to go where he wants to in his career. A season in non-league football appears to have been exactly what he needed and shows he is willing to do what it takes to improve his game.
The midfielder would be a promising addition for either Bolton or Ipswich this summer, whilst it is not a signing that would attract a lot of fanfare initially sometimes these types of additions that go under the radar can prove to be excellent pieces of business. Cook will be wanting a different group of players to the one he has been working with so far at Ipswich and he may feel Anderson fits the bill.
He already has League One experience and will surely be highly motivated to prove that he belongs at that level now. That is something that all of Bolton’s squad next season are also going to be trying to prove as they aim to try and consolidate their place in the English third tier.