Wanderers eye ex-Blade Lafferty

6 Aug 2019 09:30
Published by: Daniel Almond

BOLTON Wanderers have been running the rule over former Sheffield United defender Danny Lafferty.

The 30-year-old left-back has trained with Phil Parkinson’s side and is one of several players waiting on news of a possible contract as the wait for new ownership stretched into the final week of pre-season.

Northern Ireland international Lafferty left Bramall Lane in the summer after two years and spent the second half of last season on loan at Peterborough United.

He has won 13 caps for his country, the last being in 2016, and has more than 200 career appearances for the likes of Burnley, Oldham and Rotherham United.

Lafferty played just once for the Blades in their promotion-winning Championship campaign last season but finished the season strongly in League One and was virtually ever-present in the Posh side that finished just outside the play-offs.

Meanwhile, dates have now been set for Wanderers’ games in this season’s EFL Trophy.

The club host Bradford City at the University of Bolton Stadium on Tuesday, September 3 (7pm), and then Manchester City’s Under-21s on Tuesday, November 12 (7pm).

In between those two games they make the short trip to Rochdale on Tuesday, October 1 (7.45pm).

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