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Lukas Jutkiewicz joins Bolton Wanderers on loan

28 January 2014

Bolton Wanderes have signed striker Lukas Jutkiewicz on loan from Sky Bet Championship rivals Middlesbrough until the end of the season.

The 24-year-old has made 24 appearances for Boro this term, including Saturday's 2-0 defeat at Leicester City, but has only found the net twice, with both goals coming at the start of August.

The former Coventry City forward will bolster Dougie Freedman's attacking options following injury to Jermaine Beckford and the departure of David Ngog to Premier League side Swansea City.

Freedman told the club's official website: "Lukas is someone I have admired for a while. I've known of him for a long time, going back to his Everton days.

"I believe that if Lukas can find the right club that can provide him with the right sort of service he can quite comfortably be one of the top strikers in this division.

"Because of his pedigree he is someone who is ready to be involved right away."

The Trotters boss could give Jutkiewicz his debut in Tuesday night's clash with Queens Park Rangers at Loftus Road.

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