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Millwall make enquiry regarding Bolton Wanderers player

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Millwall have made an enquiry to sign Bolton Wanderers goalkeeper Ben Alnwick, according to journalist Alan Nixon.

It is understood the Lions have asked Bolton about Alnwick’s availability, but Nixon stated he does not expect the 32-year-old to be keen on a move to the Championship outfit.

Alnwick made 27 appearances during Bolton’s turbulent campaign last term which saw them suffer relegation from the Championship amid deep financial plight.

The former Tottenham Hotspur man is one of a limited number of senior players to have remained at the club over the summer, but it appears he is now attracting interest from the second tier.

Millwall have already signed two goalkeepers this summer in Bartosz Bialkowski and Frank Fielding, so Alnwick would not be guaranteed game time if he made the switch to London.

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However, Alnwick started on the bench for Bolton for their 2-0 defeat to Wycombe Wanderers over the weekend with Remi Matthews getting the nod ahead of him between the sticks.

The verdict

This seems a strange move from Millwall given the goalkeeping options they already have, but it must have something to do with the injury suffered by Fielding on Saturday.

There has been no timescale put on Fielding’s injury, but the fact Millwall are looking at other options indicates they may need a back-up for Bialkowski while Fielding recovers.

Nixon says he does not expect Alnwick to be interested in a move, but I think it could make sense on many levels as Millwall are surely a more attractive proposition than Bolton at the minute.

This is especially the case if Alnwick is not going to be playing at Bolton, as he would earn more money in the Championship and would have the possibility of playing at a higher level.


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