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Bolton make Sainsbury approach

April 30, 2013
By Richard Jolly

Bolton manager Dougie Freedman has admitted he is interested in Australian defender Trent Sainsbury.

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GettyImagesTrent Sainsbury has represented his country at Under-17 and Under-20 level

Sainsbury, 21, has been invited to come to the Reebok Stadium for a trial in the summer as Freedman ponders whether to sign the centre-back, who is rated at £350,000.

Sainsbury was named in the A-League team of the season after helping the Central Coast Mariners win the Grand Final.

Freedman told Tower FM: "There's been an enquiry to see what he's doing over the summer. Obviously he's finished his season and there's an enquiry with my contacts over in Australia if he's going to go lie on the beach or if he wants to have a fly over and have a look around the training ground.

"Maybe have a fitness test and see if he's the kind of guy I would find in my program. That enquiry has obviously been leaked out there as an approach and a bid and things like that which has never been the case." Southampton are also reportedly interested in Sainsbury.