Ex Rangers forward Dodoo nets late Bolton equaliser vs AFC Wimbledon
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Ex Rangers forward Dodoo nets late Bolton equaliser vs AFC Wimbledon

Former Rangers attacker Joe Dodoo scored his first goal for Bolton Wanderers in a 2-2 draw with AFC Wimbledon on Saturday afternoon.

The 24-year-old’s Ibrox contract was mutually terminated on deadline day [Rangers.co.uk] and after a month as a free agent, he joined recently salvaged Bolton Wanderers on a deal until the end of the season.

Having been handed a points deduction at the beginning of the campaign due to their serious financial issues, the Trotters are heavy favourites to be relegated to the fourth tier of English football, but Dodoo was brought in by manager Keith Hill to add goalscoring threat.

Up until this weekend, he had struggled in that regard, failing to score in his first eight appearances.

He broke his duck in fine style in this one, though, popping up in the 95th minute to head a Thibaud Verlinden cross into the top left corner.

Dodoo came up trumps in the dying embers of the game. (Photo by Andrew Kearns – CameraSport via Getty Images)

The draw with the Dons means Bolton’s cobbled together squad have earned ten points from their last five games, and are now four points behind second-bottom placed Southend United, with four games in hand.

Staying up would still require remarkable performance levels between now and the end of the season, but it looks a lot more likely right now than it did a month or so ago.

Dodoo will be hoping that his first senior goal in almost a year kickstarts a personal purple patch over the festive period.

Meanwhile, a Rangers-linked marksman was also amongst the goals on Saturday afternoon.