Transfer news

Bolton make trio of deadline signings

January 31, 2013
By ESPN staff

Bolton Wanderers have bolstered their squad with three deadline day additions, headlined by Southampton winger Steve de Ridder who has joined the Championship side on a month-long loan deal.

Mohamed Kamara of Sierra Leone vies for the ball with Katlego Mphela of South Africa
GettyImagesMohamed Kamara has agreed to a three-and-a-half-year deal with Bolton

De Ridder, 25, has had limited opportunity in the Saints first team and is hoping to regain match fitness with Bolton before seeing out the remainder of the season at St Mary's.

The Belgium international will be joined at the Reebok Stadium by Partizan Belgrade midfielder Mohamed Kamara, who is set to sign a three-and-a-half-year deal pending international clearance, and Leicester City defender Cian Bolger who signed earlier on Thursday.

Bolton rounded off a successful trading period, recruiting six players in January after finishing the month just six points away from the drop zone.

West Brom's Craig Dawson, Welshman Craig Davies and Solvakian Jan Gregus rounded out Bolton's new signings, although Kamara - also known as Medo - is the most promising addition with his lengthy contract hoped to bring stability to the Wanderers midfield.