On Thursday afternoon, after teasing their supporters earlier in the day, Bolton Wanderers announced the signing of Joe Dodoo.
The 24-year-old striker agreed to have his Rangers contract terminated on Deadline Day and had been without a club for a month.
#RangersFC can tonight confirm the mutual termination of striker Joe Dodoo's contract.
He departs with the best wishes of everyone at Rangers.
— Rangers Football Club (@RangersFC) September 2, 2019
However, he’s now officially joined the EFL League One side, on a deal until the end of the season.
“I am extremely happy to have signed with Bolton Wanderers,” Dodoo told bwfc.co.uk. “I have worked with David Flitcroft (current assistant manager at Bolton) before and having left Rangers, I wanted to link back up with him to get some guidance, get game time and play for this big club.”
“Flicker (David Flitcroft) and the manager are building something special here and I want to be a part of the rebuilding process and get this club back to where it needs to be.”
The Trotters have been through serious upheaval in recent times. A takeover from Football Ventures in late August saved the club from liquidation [BBC Sport].
The repercussions of the financial issues are still being felt, though, with the club needing to regroup having lost the majority of their playing staff.
Bolton fans rejoice at Dodoo signing
Dodoo joins with the club bottom of EFL League One on -9 points following a deduction from the EFL.
However, given how close Wanderers were to oblivion, there appears to be a feeling of optimism rather than doom and gloom.
The arrival of this former Ger has only added to that sense and plenty of fans expressed their delight at the signing.
Here are a selection of reactions from Twitter:
Great news that is a good player on his day
— Tom Monk (@ThomasMonk7) October 3, 2019
Awesome signing welcome to the club @36Dodoo
— alan haslam 🇺🇦 (@alanhaslam) October 3, 2019
A good signing for Bolton.
Hope he can score a hatful of goals.
— mark mayhew (@markrmayhew) October 3, 2019
Love it love it love it! 😊
— Steve Jerstice (@QuantumStevo) October 3, 2019
— Byrön Thomässon 🇮🇸 (@Byronthomason_) October 3, 2019
Welcome Joe we are all behind you
— Chris Jarvis (@gemchris1977) October 3, 2019
Put a shift in and work your socks off every game and you will get the backing of the fans – welcome aboard
— andy scholes (@wandererfc) October 3, 2019