Bolton Wanderers sign Bridcutt, Verlinden, O'Grady, Crawford, Buckley, Emmanuel, Wright, Murphy, Bunney

Thibaut Verlinden in action for Stoke
Thibaut Verlinden made his Stoke debut in the EFL Cup against Rochdale in August 2017

Bolton Wanderers have signed nine players on a hectic deadline day for the troubled League One club.

Stoke winger Thibaud Verlinden, 20, has joined until January, as has Nottingham Forest midfielder Bridcutt, 30.

Northampton left-back Joe Bunney, 25, Ipswich right-back Josh Emmanuel, 22, Sheffield United centre-back Jake Wright, 33, and Doncaster's Ali Crawford, 28, have signed season loans.

Daryl Murphy, 36, Chris O'Grady, 33, and Will Buckley, 29, have also joined.

Midfielder Buckley has rejoined the club he left at the end of last season on a deal until January, while striker O'Grady has left Oldham and joined until the end of the campaign.

Republic of Ireland international striker Murphy has signed on a deal for the season as a free agent after leaving Nottingham Forest, where he has not featured at all this season under new boss Sabri Lamouchi.

The Trotters are bottom of League One with minus 11 points.

They have managed just a point from five games after a 12-point deduction before the start of the season.

Bolton were only saved from liquidation last Wednesday when Football Ventures (Whites) Limited took control of the 145-year-old Football League founder members.

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