It is being reported in the Daily Star, (yes, I know) that Bolton Wanderers will look into the possibility of taking Palace’s club captain Paddy McCarthy on loan over the next week or so.
The Irish defender has struggled horrifically with long-term injuries over the last few years, but is one of the club’s longest serving players, having played under Neil Warnock during his first spell in South London, and subsequently, played an absolutely pivotal role in our survival during the fateful summer of 2010.
Now approaching something like match fitness once again, the 31-year-old is desperate to go out on loan to find regular football once more, with the chance to work alongside Dougie Freedman at Bolton understandably a potentially attractive prospect for the centre-back as he battles to reestablish himself as a regular starter after so long out of the spotlight.
Whether or not he still has the ability or physical attributes needed to be a success in England’s second tier, not to mention his overall goal of participating in the top flight with us remains the subject of some debate, but should a move to the Macron Stadium materialise, it could give his career the sort of boost it’s been crying out for for so long.
Still, we shall wait and see. It was only in Daily Star after all…