DOUGIE Freedman has admitted Bolton will try to re-sign Liam Feeney in January.
Freedman was last week irked by Millwall's decision to recall the winger 28 days into a three-month loan spell at the Reebok Stadium.
Bolton could have triggered a buy-out clause to keep Feeney in their ranks, but Freedman refused to be bound to a permanent deal out of principle.
And he said yesterday: "We liked Liam, I think the fans did too, and it's someone I am looking for with that pace.
"He was loaned for three months and there was a buy-out there, but it was quite a lot.
"I'm not going to be put into a corner. Millwall asked us to pay that money and I said 'no' so he got called back. Will it resurface in January? Probably.
"We were tied into that deal but after 28 days he can come back. I think they will wait until January to see what happens.
"We would like him back because I think he did very well for us. But we'll look at the situation in January when we are not tied in to a buy-out or a loan – we'll be free to negotiate."