Bolton Chairman Confirms Nugent Agreement

  • September 02, 2018 | By Chris Mann
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Bolton chairman Ken Anderson has revealed he had struck a deal with Derby County for David Nugent, only for the player to turn down a move.

Anderson, who also confirmed an unsuccessful chase for Burton Albion's Liam Boyce, expressed his delight at landing Christian Doidge from Forest Green Rovers and believes manager Phil Parkinson has all the tools required to make the season a success - even without the services of Nugent.

"We managed to bring in the manager's prime target in Christian Doidge, whom we are absolutely delighted in welcoming to the University of Bolton Stadium," Anderson told

"We were very close with two other forwards, Liam Boyce of Burton Albion and Derby County's David Nugent, and we will definitely seek out options again for January.

"We had a deal agreed with Derby for Nugent but he ultimately decided that he wanted to fight for his place there. While Burton decided that they wanted Boyce to remain with them despite our placing of a seven-figure bid.

"The recruitment of Christian brings our total number of senior new arrivals at the club this summer to 16, which has improved the overall quality of the squad and given the manager more options when selecting a team."

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