Sam Ricketts joined the club at the start of the 2009/10 season from Hull City for an undisclosed fee.
A snapped Achilles tendon suffered in the FA Cup replay against Wigan in February 2011 meant that he not only missed the back end of the 2010/11 campaign but the first half of 2011/12 as well.
He marked his return in some style, hitting a screamer against Wolves to notch his first goal for the club, which was voted goal of the season.
Ricketts has played in a variety of roles since moving to Bolton, including left-back, centre-half and centre midfield. However, it is at right-back where he has made the majority of his appearances.
He is also a regular member of the Welsh national squad, earning more than 40 caps.
Prior to signing for Bolton, Ricketts was a mainstay in the Hull City defence during the 2008/9 campaign, helping to preserve the Tigers' Barclays Premier League status during their debut season in the top-flight.
The Aylesbury-born defender made his Football League debut in 2000 with Oxford United, accumulating a total of 48 appearances for the club. Whilst with the U's, Ricketts also enjoyed a short stint on loan with Nuneaton Borough, before later moving to Telford United on a permanent deal.
Impressive displays eventually earned a move to Swansea City in May 2005 and it was at Vetch Field where Ricketts established his reputation during a three-year spell.
A move to Hull City followed in July 2006 and within two seasons he had played his part in securing the club's promotion to the Barclays Premier League for the first time in its history. In total, Ricketts made 129 appearances for the Humberside-based outfit.