Stephen Warnock is among Bolton Wanderers’ loan targets after Owen Coyle failed in an attempt to sign the Aston Villa defender before the summer transfer deadline.
The full-back is yet to feature at Villa Park since Paul Lambert took over as manager and his future has therefore become the subject of speculation. Coyle was unsuccessful in a bid to take Warnock to the Reebok Stadium before the end of August but he could consider a loan move if it is financially viable. He told Sky Sports:
“Stephen Warnock is a player I’ve always liked, I’ve got to say that. We tried to do something before the deadline with him and it never materialised. I don’t know if that’s been regurgitated or whatever. There’s no doubt he’s a very good player and a good lad. But, again, if we’re doing anything as regards loan market, finances will dictate everything we’re trying to do. The loan market is an avenue that’s open to us and it’s something we always look at. But I think it would be wrong to say we’re close to signing any individual player at this moment in time.”
Bolton sit 15th in the Championship table, with only one clean sheet to their name so far this season. Warnock would add more stability, as Villa boss Lambert also looks to loan out right-back Alan Hutton.