Bolton Wanderers have announced this afternoon that Remi Matthews and Gary O’Neil have re-signed for the club. The pair had fallen victim to the much-publicised registration embargo earlier in the month. They become the team’s first signings of the transfer window.
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— Bolton Wanderers FC (@OfficialBWFC) January 18, 2019
Goalkeeper Remi Matthews had initially returned to his parent club, Norwich City, after the deal looked to have fallen through. The stopper has signed on a permanent deal.
Gary O’Neil was always likely to re-sign after the embargo was lifted and this afternoon’s announcement confirms that.
However, there is no news regarding Forest Green Rovers striker, Christian Doidge. It’ll be interesting to see what either party, Ken Anderson or FGR Chairman, Dale Vince, have to say regarding that transfer saga.
The news of Matthews re-signing couldn’t have come at a better time for Bolton as it looks as if first-choice stopper, Ben Alnwick could miss Monday’s match with West Brom through injury.
While Matthews should be available, O’Neil however, is likely to remain sidelined for a few more games with an injury.
The news suggests the removal of the registration embargo upon Bolton. Whether that means Wanderers are likely to sign anymore players this month remains to be seen.