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Bolton in doubt over eligibility of winger Gregg Wylde

The 21-year-old left Rangers shortly after the Scottish giants entered administration last month and has since signed for Owen Coyle’s Trotters, but is yet to feature

Bolton are still awaiting clearance from Fifa to register Gregg Wylde, who joined the Trotters on a free transfer after voluntarily leaving Rangers shortly after they entered administration.

The winger offered to have his contract terminated and chose not receive redundancy pay after the Scottish giants’ well-documented financial woes caught up with them in March.

Wylde signed a three-year deal with Bolton on March 17, but the 21-year-old is still pending authorisation from the sport’s governing body, who are investigating whether the youngster left the Old Firm club voluntarily.

Bolton boss Owen Coyle discussed the uncertainty with The Daily Mirror, saying: "It’s frustrating for everybody."

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The addition of Wylde to a Wanderers side who are battling for survival could prove invaluable if the Scot is granted clearance to play.

Bolton are expected to field a depleted team for Tuesday’s game with Aston Villa following a series of ill-timed injuries.

Coyle spoke of his side’s medical woes to BBC Sport: "This has been a real freak season in terms of the injuries we've had.

"We're decimated by numbers tomorrow night.

"Mark Davies took a knock [against Swansea] I'm hoping he'll be OK but he certainly won't train today."

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