WANDERERS' deadline-day activity saw Gary Madine leave the Macron for Cardiff City, in an estimated £6million deal and Zach Clough come back to Bolton on loan from Nottingham Forest.

A protracted saga, involving several improved bids from the Bluebirds, finally ended with the Whites' leading goalscorer Madine joining their bid for promotion to the Premier League.

Should that price reach the £6m mark for Madine – who joined for nothing from Sheffield Wednesday in 2015 – it would be the third biggest sale in the club's history.

With time running out on a busy day at Wanderers, Phil Parkinson's only recruit had been Clough's fellow Forest striker Tyler Walker. The 21-year-old is the son of former England defender Des Walker and his acquisition adds pace to the forward line.

However, supporters' fears at the club selling the man who had been the focal point of Wanderers' attacking play this term were eased at the announcement of Clough's return on a deal until the end of the season.

He left for the City Ground a year ago and, although initially having an impact at Forest, he has found himself out of favour, with 17 appearances and no goals to his name this season.

Also coming back to Bolton was West Ham youngster Reece Burke.

In summer, the young defender and Josh Cullen joined from the Hammers on loan deal until the turn of the year. The pair returned to the London Stadium in time to play in their FA Cup matches this month and, though Phil Parkinson was hopeful both would return to the Macron, West Ham are retaining the services of Cullen due to a lack of cover in their midfield.

Controversially, Wanderers have also brought in Jon Flanagan on loan from Liverpool.

The England full-back has found himself out of favour at Anfield and, after spending last season on loan with Burnley, has not played for the Reds since September.

He was recently convicted of assaulting his partner and was ordered to carry out 40 hours of unpaid work and given a 12-month community order.

Perhaps Wanderers' biggest disappointment was a failed bid to bring Chung-Yong Lee back from Crystal Palace.

The fan favourite had been on the verge of returning to Wanderers but injury problems, and the Eagles' failed attempts to bring in new faces, eventually saw that switch called off.