PLEASURE turned to pain for Wanderers as fans’ favourite Adam Le Fondre returned but home-grown hero Zach Clough departed the Macron Stadium on deadline day.

Le Fondre was one of two new names recruited by Phil Parkinson in addition to striker Chris Long, who had arrived 24 hours earlier from Burnley.

The 30-year-old was a massive hit in his first spell at Bolton, topping the scoring charts with eight goals in just 17 appearances.

His signing had been much-anticipated among the fans and after his loan at Wigan Athletic was cut short, he was freed to join the Whites for the rest of the season.

Rapturous celebrations were cut short when minutes after his signing was announced, news emerged that Nottingham Forest had made their first move for Clough.

Their initial bid, understood to be worth £2million plus add-ons, was rejected. But after several hours of haggling an offer was finally accepted with 20 minutes remaining in the window, paving the way for his move to the City Ground on a four-and-a-half year deal.

The fee remains undisclosed by both clubs but was reported to be around £3m.

Wanderers also added exciting Birmingham City winger Viv Solomon-Otabor on loan. The London-born 21-year-old has played 20 senior games for the Blues and won the club’s young player of the year award last season.

A deal to sign Filipe Morais was in the offing as the deadline passed last night, following his release at Bradford City.

The one-time Chelsea trainee is due to link-up with his former Valley Parade boss Parkinson but is not bound by the deadline as he is a free agent.

Heading out of the club were Chris Taylor, who joined Oldham Athletic, and Jamie Proctor, who linked up with Carlisle United.

Taylor signed from Blackburn Rovers in the summer but has failed to settle into Parkinson’s side, with the majority of his 23 appearances coming off the bench.

It is a similar story for Proctor, who managed just one goal in 29 games for the Whites.

Deadline day also brought a number of rejected bids for Wanderers players – not least a cheeky £500,000 offer from Wigan Athletic for Josh Vela.

Scunthorpe United also failed in an effort to land Mark Beevers, while it is understood an offer was also turned down for midfielder Liam Trotter.

Eoin Doyle, a long-rumoured Wanderers target, signed for Portsmouth, while Dominic Samuel – another player scouted by Parkinson – moved on loan from Reading to Ipswich Town.