EFL boss confirms ex-Gers star training at his club amid surprising transfer reports
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Ex Rangers star training with Bolton amid transfer rumours

Bolton Wanderers manager Ian Evatt has confirmed that former Rangers star Charlie Adam is training with the EFL League Two outfit, as quoted by The Bolton News.

Bolton were handed a points deduction last season amid major financial struggles and although the club have since stabilised, they were relegated to the fourth tier of English football.

Evatt recently took over as Bolton manager. (Photo by Morgan Harlow/Getty Images)

Given the Trotters’ fall from grace over the last few seasons, it was a surprise to see former Gers, Liverpool and Stoke City midfielder Adam linked with a move there earlier this week [The Courier].


Evatt was a teammate of Adam’s during his time at Blackpool but says that for now, he’s just helping his long-term friend to build up fitness.

“I’ve known Charlie a long time and at the moment he is just training – it’s as simple as that,” said Evatt, as quoted by The Bolton News. “It’s amazing what I read sometimes, ‘Bolton throwing the salary cap out the window’.”

“The truth is I have got a great relationship with Charlie and I am helping him get up to speed.

“We have got a pretty young group, so for them to see how Charlie manages himself in training, the high standards he sets for himself, can only help them along.”

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Adam showed quality in fits and starts during six years at Rangers between 2003 and 2009 but it was after moving south of the border that he really made his mark, turning out over 200 times in the Premier League for three different clubs.

Having played for Reading in the Championship last season, it was a surprise to see the 34-year-old linked with a move to League Two.

For now, it seems that no offer is on the table, while Adam recently claimed that he had a number of clubs interested in his signature, both in the UK and abroad [Glasgow Live].

It wouldn’t be the first time a player has been invited to train with a club before signing a short-term deal there, though, and given his relationship with the manager, a switch to Bolton for Adam can’t be unequivocally ruled out at this stage.

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