Boss Admits Transfers Looking Unlikely

Last updated : 27 January 2004 By Mark Heys
Sam Allardyce has admitted that he is hitting a brick wall in his attempts to bring in new blood to the club ahead of the weekend transfer deadline and fears that he could be faced with the possibility of having no new additions after the deadline has passed.

Allardyce says that there are no players within Wanderers thin budget that are available at the moment and despite being linked to numerous faces, the latest being Espanyol's former Fulham defender Pierre Wome, the Bolton boss fears that his long search will end unsuccessfully.

He had wanted to add two defenders to his squad to compensate for the loss of Ricardo Gardner to injury and Sunderland's Michael Gray had been an option, however the former England defender now looks set for our local rivals Blackburn Rovers after Wanderers failed to come up with the funds needed to bring the player to the Reebok Stadium, a frustrating situation for both manager and supporter.

"We need two defenders but there are no players imminent in terms of boosting our squad. That is a devastating factor from our point of view with the size of squad available at the moment. At the moment it looks at though it will be very difficult to get someone in" Allardyce said