TRANSFER DEADLINE: Sturridge joins Bolton from Chelsea

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BOLTON have confirmed the signing of Daniel Sturridge from Chelsea on a season-long loan.

Sturridge is yet to make a start in the league this season and will be looking to get some vital first team experience.

As it stands, the loan does not have a view to a permanent move but will be important in the young England Under-21 international’s career.

The Chelsea striker spoke of his delight to move to the Reebok Stadium and hopes he can help his new club to climb up the Premier League.

Sturridge told the club’s official website: “It’s been a very busy but exciting day. I found out that the club were interested in me over the weekend and everything has happened pretty quickly.

“I left my home at 5.30am this morning to drive up here and have my medical. Everything has gone well and I’m looking forward to playing some football for Bolton Wanderers.

“Obviously the club offers me the opportunity to play regular football and the manager has spoke very highly - he has made me want to join the club with thethings that he has said.

“Bolton have got some big games coming up and hopefully I can play my part in helping the club move forward. The aim in the next 14 games is to win plenty of points and move the club higher up the table and hopefully the goals will come as part of that.

“It’s all about helping the team move up the table and I can’t wait to get started now.”

Bolton manager Owen Coyle was equally happy with the deal and believes Sturridge can achieve great things with the Trotters.

He said: “I’m really pleased to have Daniel with us. He’s a terrific young talent and one of the most exciting strikers in the country. We’re all looking forward to working with him