Kane Wilson faces transfer limbo amid failed Bolton move and no Bristol City breakthrough

Bristol City’s summer transfer business is affecting those at the club - with one failing a move to Bolton Wanderers.
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Bolton Wanderers are understood to have pulled out of the race for Bristol City defender Kane Wilson - leaving his career in limbo.

The Bolton News report that the Trotters are ‘abandoning’ their pursuit of Wilson. Bolton were said to be keen on Wilson and tabled a £200,000 offer, but the move broke down, and despite an attempt to resurrect the deal, Ian Evatt has now began to look at other targets.

Wilson was said to be keen for a move to the League One club, but Bolton have opted to go elsewhere, and believe their other options could be a better fit. The 23-year-old is now facing a now or never moment just one-year in to his career at Ashton Gate.

He returned to the High Performance Centre for pre-season, and Nigel Pearson addressed his future, by saying a deal wasn’t concluded, and that the arrivals of others have affected players already at the club.

Wilson was a Pearson signing, but has struggled for game time, and suffered a knee injury in October.  He failed to make a Championship start last season, and featured just once following his return from injury.

Right-back used to be a problem position, but George Tanner has since solidified himself in the role, and earned a new three-year contract in March. He is expected to be third choice, but Nigel Pearson’s hint at how he will use Ross McCrorie, makes for bad news for Kane Wilson. McCorie’s primary position at Aberdeen was as a defensive midfielder but the 59-year-old believes right-back is where the former Rangers stars future lies.

He said: “I know he can play in midfield and at centre-back, his profile if you like in terms of what he gives us will be energy, he’s a good runner, he’s aggressive. I think he’s a decent signing for us, he really is.

“If you look at Ross, alright people might say he can play centre-back, yeah he can do but I’d like to see him rampaging down the pitch from a full-back position because he can do that but he likes defending too.

“He’ll have to dislodge George (Tanner) who finished the season very very well. I think this is what I was alluding to about players driving the competition.”