Date: 13th August 2018 at 5:00pm
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Jonathan Grounds has officially left to join Bolton Wanderers on loan for the rest of the season.

The defender was not part of the club’s first team plans following the arrival of Kristian Pedersen from Union Berlin earlier this summer.

Fans on Twitter were not particularly pleased that the defender was allowed to leave for a rival Championship club:

Others believe his departure was the right decision:

Grounds’ wages were likely a major contributory factor for why Garry Monk allowed him to leave. Our no.3 is 30 years of age but has another two years left on his current deal.

Hopefully, Bolton are paying a good percentage of his salary for the remainder of the campaign, and in turn, that may help us have the restrictions placed on us by the EFL lifted.

The left-back was a solid performer for the most part, but unlike the fans above, I don’t think his departure to the University of Bolton stadium will markedly strengthen the Trotters.

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