Alan Nixon is known for sharing football news on Twitter and he has stated that Billy Clarke is on trial with the Wanderers. He’s stated in the tweet that Bolton had a closed-door game yesterday that could see the striker in action.
The Irish 31 year old spent his youth career with Ipswich Town. Once he signed his first professional contract, he wasn’t shy to being loaned. The loan spells included Falkirk, Brentford and Darlington. In 2009 he signed for Blackpool only to be loaned again to Sheffield. He’s most recently been with Bradford City until the beginning of this month.
According to TransferMarkt, Clarke is out of contract and been without a club since the 1st of July. The striker has got a lot of experience behind him and has certainly been around. If he does make a move to Bolton, he would hopefully aim to impress.
Although it’s nice to hear of a player on trial giving fans some hope instead of the usual disappointing take over news, personally, I don’t understand this rumour. Why would a player want to get involved in a club that’s going through so much?
All of the Bolton players are refusing to play the friendlies that were in place resulting in them being called off. Players still haven’t been paid and the supposed take over of the club still hasn’t happened.
All I can say is, Billy Clarke must be desperate to want to get himself involved in this mess. Maybe he is just as desperate as us as a club.
Putting the takeover news aside, which is what people at Bolton have been doing for the past 3 weeks, Clarke is apparently a free agent. This could come beneficial to the Trotters as free agents may be the best option going forward.
Let’s say the take over gets sorted out before the start of the season, it will take a while to sort out all the financial issues going on, so getting players for free would be the most sensible option. I wish we were in a position to be picky about who played for us but we really can’t afford to, literally. Fans will have to hope that something comes of this game behind closed doors in terms of Clarke and the rest of the team.
The fact that we have a player actually involved with us, and considering joining us gives me an ounce of hope that our club can end up back on top, under control and stay out of the headlines for negative reasons.