Big Sam wields the axe
By Alex Dunn
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Bolton manager Sam Allardyce has released eight players.Bolton boss Sam Allardyce has cleared his squad of those on the periphery of first team action by releasing eight players.
Anthony Barness, Julio Cesar, Charlie Comyn-Platt, Fernando Hierro (retired), Florent Laville, Kevin Poole, Ricky Shakes and Jason Talbot have all been released as the Wanderers chief culls his ranks.
With Bolton preparing for participation in next season's Uefa Cup, Allardyce has been keen to offload several of his second string as he looks to bring in a few fresh faces of his own.
The club have also confirmed that they are keen to keep Vincent Candela - who inked a short-term deal at The Reebok Stadium in January.
Allardyce is in talks with the experienced Frenchman who has proved an astute signing since arriving in the North West from Roma.