Emile Heskey Goes on Trial at Bolton

  • December 02, 2014 | By Chris Mann
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Reports on Tuesday evening suggest former Liverpool forward Emile Heskey has gone on trial at Bolton Wanderers.

Heskey, who is currently a free agent, left Australian side Newcastle Jets earlier this year to go in search of one final stint in England - where he has previously played for Leicester City, Liverpool, Birmingham City, Wigan Athletic and Aston Villa.

It was at one of those former clubs - Leicester - where he played alongside current Bolton boss Neil Lennon, between 1996 and 2000, before both players departed for pastures new.

Heskey, who turns 37 in January, scored seven goals in 62 appearances for England. His last cap for the Three Lions came in June 2010, when Fabio Capello's side were eliminated from the FIFA World Cup after losing 4-1 to Germany in the South African city of Bloemfontein.

Wanderers are desperately short in attacking personnel, with Craig Davies, Max Clayton and Joe Mason the only senior options available to Lennon. Jermaine Beckford was recently loaned to Preston North End for the rest of the campaign, while reports in Wales suggest Mason could be set for a January return to Cardiff City.

The arrival of Eidur Gudjohnsen looks set to be finalised by the end of the week but Lennon is ready to run the rule over the potential addition of Heskey, who, like Gudjohnsen, may have his sights set on a short-term contract that would run until the end of the season, when a more in-depth restructuring of the club's playing staff can begin.

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