Having been forced to field a team made up largely of academy players for their opening games of the season, Wanderers are now able to add to their squad following confirmation of the sale of their club.
One player who is expected to join the club is Jack Hobbs. The defender spent last season with the Trotters, making 27 in all competitions for the club.
The 31-year-old has already agreed terms on a new contract with the club, but had Bolton had been prevented from registering him with the EFL due to their financial situation.
Another player who could be close to rejoining the club is defender Gary O’Neil, who was named the club’s Player of the Year last season, and is thought to be under consideration for a role in the club’s coaching staff as well.
It has also been suggested that former Blackburn winger Craig Conway and Will Buckley – the latter of whom who also played for Bolton last season – could be available at short notice, after training with the club throughout the course of the summer.
Bolton’s next match sees them travel to Gillingham on Saturday, with the club needing to sign players by lunchtime on Friday if they are to have them available for the match at Priestfield.
This is a big boost for Bolton.
Having been forced to field so many young players for the early part of the season, the chance to add some more experienced names to their squad will be a big relief.
It means that the concerns around the fitness of some of those young players will be allayed considerably, as well as adding some more proven ability at this level, as they look to build on a hugely difficult start to the campaign.
Even so, the contribution made by those younger players in the past month or so should not be forgotten. Without them, they would not have been able to complete their fixtures so far, and that could have left them in an even worse situation than they already are.