Bolton Wanderers have recently confirmed the signing of former Stoke City midfielder Stephen Ireland on a short-term deal.
The 32-year-old recently plied his trade at Stoke City, before his four-and-a-half year stint at the Bet365 Stadium came to an end when his contract expired at the club last term.
Having made over 300 appearances in the top flight for the likes of Manchester City, Aston Villa and Newcastle United, the Irishman could be a shrewd signing for Bolton, who are enduring a tough time on the pitch of late.
Their 1-0 defeat to local rivals Blackburn Rovers at the weekend was their fifth loss of the campaign, and Phil Parkinson’s men sit 16th in the Championship table after twelve league outings.
Having made just five appearances for Stoke last term, Ireland will need time to get back to full match fitness, but in the long run could be a very smart signing from Parkinson.
In light of this recent news, we take to Twitter to get the views of Bolton fans after this latest signing…
Really enjoying this younger squad we were promised in the summer
— Willy C (@cuttybang91) October 9, 2018
@SamTweets95 decent signing….:????????
— Powlie (@paul_pcs) October 9, 2018
Nothing to lose, everything to gain with this one in my humble opinion. On another note Marc, is Luke Murphy injured as he’s not been featuring for the under 23’s. Surely he needs some football, not featured since the start of September…
— Lee Tennant (@trottertenzo) October 9, 2018
One of my favourite Stoke players to watch in the PL years; shame injuries cut it down so much. Good luck Stevie ????
— Mozz (@Mozzaa92) October 10, 2018
@CSnieuws great player with a lot of experience!
— Reinier Persoon (@reinierp) October 9, 2018
A great signing if he can stay away from injury.
— dottie dot (@dottiedot1953) October 9, 2018
Worth a go, best of luck to him ????
— Matt Lawton (@LeytherMatt) October 9, 2018
Could be a decent signing ????????
— Adam Ramsden (@ads_ramsden) October 9, 2018
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