Bolton Wanderers could move for Sheffield United forward Ched Evans as they look to bring in more forward options to help their fight against relegation.
Journalist Alan Nixon today revealed that the Trotters were weighing up a loan move for the former Chesterfield striker who would be used primarily as cover to Gary Madine.
Evans made a surprise return to the Blades this season having managed just five league goals for the Spireites in League One last season.
And, his return to Bramall Lane hasn’t exactly gone to plan. Whilst the 29-year old has been blighted by injuries this season, he has failed to find the back of the net in seven league appearances.
As well as that, Chris Wilder has a range of strikers to choose from and also brought in James Wilson from Manchester United earlier this month, pushing Evans further down in the pecking order.
Therefore, it’s hard to see the former Welsh international getting game time so he may be open to a move.
Even though top scorer Madine has ten to his name, the next highest scorer in Phil Parkinson’s squad is winger Sammy Ameobi with three goals, so it’s understandable that the manager wants more options up front.
It was very strange to see Sheffield United sign Evans in the summer as he didn’t really excel with Chesterfield last season and it hasn’t really worked out for him in Yorkshire.
Injuries have played a part but he’s nowhere near the team now and a move seems inevitable.
Bolton need someone to ease the workload on Madine as they are far too reliant on their striker. Evans will need to improve but he could be decent back-up for Parkinson.
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