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Bolton Wanderers FC Player Profiles

Posted 19th August 2014 at 02:07 pm

Dean Moxey left Premier League side Crystal Palace to reunite with then Wanderers manager Dougie Freedman in Summer 2014, signing for Wanderers on a free transfer from the Eagles.

A product of Exeter City’s youth academy, Moxey turned professional with the Grecians in 2003 and went on to spend six successful years at St James Park.

An England C international, the defender initially caught the eye during Exeter’s 2005 FA Cup run. 

Voted the FA Cup player of the second round after his spectacular 45-yard goal helped the Grecians defeat Doncaster Rovers, Moxey was a member of the side that famously held Manchester United to a 0-0 draw at Old Trafford before losing 2-0 in the replay.

Moxey turned in a man of the match performance at Wembley in the 2008 Conference National Play-Off Final as Exeter City beat Cambridge United to win promotion back to the Football League, while he was also instrumental in the club’s promotion to League One. 

Joining Derby County in May 2009, Moxey spent two-and-a-half years with the Rams, before Dougie Freedman moved to secure the defender’s services for Crystal Palace in January 2011.

A member of the Eagles’ side that won promotion to the Premier League via the Play-Offs in 2013, Moxey made 20 appearances in the top flight last season before reuniting with Freedman following the expiration of his Palace contract earlier this summer.

Having featured sporadically during the 2014/15 season, Moxey scored his first Bolton goal against Charlton Athletic in October 2014, while he started against Liverpool in the FA Cup fourth round at Anfield in January as well as the subsequent replay the following month.

Career History