Bolton trial for duo
By Alex Dunn
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Bolton boss Sammy Lee has taken two trialists to the club's week-long training camp.Bolton boss Sammy Lee has taken two trialists to the club's week-long training camp in Austria.
The rookie tactician is eager to add additions for next season, his first full campaign in charge, with Spanish midfielder Mikel Alonso and Swiss wide man David Degen to be observed over the next week.
Alonso is the older brother of Liverpool star Xabi Alonso and currently plies his trade in Spain with Real Sociedad, who were relegated last season.
The 27-year-old is thought to play in a similar style to that of his sibling and he is eager to make a switch to the Premier League.
Degen usually operates wide on the right for Borussia Monchengladbach in the Bundesliga, and he too endured disappointment last season, as his club also failed to beat the drop.
The 24-year-old has international experience having been part of Switzerland's 2006 World Cup squad, with Lee of the opinion the pair could prove to be astute additions.
"I have invited the two players over to Austria with the rest of the first team squad so we can have a good look at them. Both players could interest us for next season," Lee told the club's official website.
"Mikel (Alonso) is a creative midfielder who has an excellent passing game similar to his brother Xabi, who plays at Liverpool. David (Degen) likes to play wide-right and exploit the flanks. He has a good turn of pace, which could add a new dimension to our style of play."