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Report: Bolton hoping to complete signing of Kean Bryan
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Report: Bolton hoping to complete signing of Kean Bryan

Bolton Wanderers are hoping to sign Kean Bryan from Sheffield United before the deadline tomorrow.

Bryan has struggled for game time ever since arriving at Bramall Lane. He’s made just a handful of cup appearances this season, while injuries blighted his progress last year.

Kean Bryan could be on his way to Bolton Wanderers. (Photo by Malcolm Couzens/Getty Images)

His manager, Chris Wilder, confirmed in his press conference earlier today that he expects Bryan to move on loan today.

And now, according to respected journalist, Alan Nixon, it is Bolton who are keen on adding Bryan to their ranks.


The 23-year-old was formerly on the books at Manchester City but has stalled somewhat since arriving at United. A move, then, might well be in the best interests of all parties.

The Trotters are battling relegation from League One, although it looks inevitable thanks to a points deduction. However, with new owners in place, it is a good chance for Bryan to go and get some regular football as they look to rebuild.

Bryan has experience of the lower leagues after spending time with Oldham prior to joining the Blades.

A move that’s been coming

There are a few players in the Sheffield United squad who fall into this category really. Bryan, like Ravel Morrison and Leon Clarke, is well out contention for a first-team spot.

A move for Bryan looks to be in the best interests of everyone.

SHEFFIELD, ENGLAND – JANUARY 05: Kean Bryan of Sheffield United is challenged by Jordan Williams of AFC Fylde during the FA Cup Third Round match between Sheffield United and AFC Fylde at Bramall Lane on January 05, 2020 in Sheffield, England. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)

It’s a shame really that he never got going. Those injuries in the early part of his life in red and white certainly didn’t help. Furthermore, the form of Jack O’Connell has meant it’s been almost impossible for Bryan to get in the team.

Hopefully, the 23-year-old goes on to be a success with Bolton. He’s young enough to still build a career in the game and will have benefited massively from his spell under Chris Wilder.

That, then, should only work to Bolton’s advantage in the short-term at least.

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