Where Are They Now? Bolton's Released List of 2016

  • September 01, 2016 | By Chris Mann
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The transfer window slammed shut at 11pm on Wednesday with Bolton fans revelling at their new arrivals, but what happened to those who were let go?

An astonishing 22 players were released at the end of their contracts back in June, although one, David Wheater, has since returned after agreeing vastly reduced terms on a new 12-month deal at Macron Stadium.

Amongst those to depart on free transfers included big names such as Emile Heskey, Liam Feeney and Neil Danns, whilst young up-and-coming players including Oscar Threlkeld and Niall Maher were told their time was up.

Many of the players to have found pastures new have been documented throughout the summer months, but some have slipped under the radar. Here, we round-up where those to have left Wanderers ended up.

David Wheater
Missed Bolton's pre-season trip to Scandinavia due to the birth of his child, but spent the rest of July on trial before signing a 12-month contract on August 2.

Emile Heskey
Remains without a club and, at the age of 38, may have played his final game. Heskey has entertained at charity functions in recent months, as well as making moves into coaching.

Neil Danns
Signed a two-year deal at Bury on July 21 and made an instant impact, scoring on his debut in a 2-0 win over Charlton Athletic. Danns has made three appearances for the Shakers thus far, but is currently sidelined through injury.

Stephen Dobbie
Returned to Scotland for a second spell at Queen of the South. Dobbie has impressed on his return to Palmerston, scoring four goals in five appearances, including one in a 3-1 victory at Hibernian - managed by his former Wanderers boss, Neil Lennon.

Paul Rachubka
Like Danns, Rachubka made the short move to Gigg Lane, signing a 12-month contract with the Shakers. The 35-year-old has yet to feature for David Flitcroft's side.

Tyler Garratt
After failing to agree terms on a first professional contract at Bolton, Garratt completed a move to Doncaster Rovers after a compensation package was agreed between the two clubs. The 19-year-old has since featured three times for Rovers.

Oscar Threlkeld
Joined Plymouth Argyle on a permanent basis, following a successful loan spell at Home Park last season. Threlkeld has made six appearances since his return, starting each time.

Niall Maher
Another player who made the switch to Bury, signing a one-year deal. Maher has four appearances to his name so far and, like Danns, netted on his debut, this time in a 3-2 extra-time defeat at Burton Albion in the EFL Cup.

Liam Feeney
Feeney is another who remained local, having linked up with former Bolton manager Owen Coyle for a second spell at Blackburn Rovers. The 30-year-old has made seven appearances during Rovers' dismal start to the Championship campaign.

Rob Hall
Despite rupturing an anterior cruciate ligament in April, Hall was signed to a two-year deal at Oxford United. He isn't expected back in action until the latter stages of the campaign.

Hayden White
White joined Wanderers' League One rivals Peterborough United in May, signing a two-year contract at the ABAX Stadium. The former Sheffield Wednesday trainee has three appearances to his name.

Wellington Silva (Loan)
The Brazilian winger ended a six-year spell at Arsenal by returning to his homeland, where he signed a four-year deal with former club Fluminense. Wellington has featured six times so far this season and netted on his league debut in a 3-0 win over Ponte Preta.

Tom Eaves
Eaves returned to Yeovil Town, the scene of a loan spell in 2014, signing a 12-month deal at Huish Park. The 24-year-old has made eight appearances since his move, scoring three times - including a brace in a 4-3 victory over Portsmouth in the Checkatrade Trophy on Tuesday.

Jordan Lussey
Held talks over a move to Wrexham AFC, but was unable to agree terms and remains a free agent.

Ross Fitzsimons
Signed a short-term deal at non-league Braintree Town, where he made his debut in a 2-1 defeat at Maidstone United on August 16.

Quade Taylor
Like Fitzsimons, Taylor ended up at Braintree but has since left the club having failed to make an appearance.

Harry Campbell
Campbell last week joined Championship outfit Burton Albion, signing a short-term deal until December after agreeing to serve as backup to both Jon McLaughlin and Stephen Bywater.

Jon Ceberio
After an underwhelming year in England, Ceberio returned to Spain for a second spell with Real Sociedad, where he has been representing their C team - Berio FT.

Channing Campbell-Young

Jamie Thomas
Once highly-rated at Macron Stadium, Thomas penned a two-year contract at Burnley in June and has since been sent on loan to Scottish Championship side Ayr United. He has featured five times to date and is yet to score.

Yvan Wassi

Chris Cvetko
Cvetko failed to make a senior appearance during his time at Bolton, and has yet to feature for his new club - having joined Austrian second-tier side FC Blau-Weiss Linz.

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