Bolton Wanderers re-sign David Wheater

Defender signs deal to return to Macron Stadium

Bolton Wanderers have re-signed David Wheater after the defender put pen to paper on a new one-year contract with the club.

The 29-year-old had previously not been retained following the expiration of his former deal earlier this summer, before being invited back in by manager Phil Parkinson during pre-season.

The former England youth international has made 118 appearances, including 29 last season, during his time with the Whites, having initially joined Bolton from Middlesbrough in January 2011.

And after impressing for the Trotters in pre-season, he now returns to the club on a permanent basis.

Wheater will retain the number 31 shirt as was worn by the defender during his previous stint at Macron Stadium.

Phil Parkinson said: "We're delighted to agree a deal to bring David back to the club.

"His attitude and application in training has been first class and he has shown a real desire to help get the club going again.

"David joins the squad on a performance-based contract and we're looking forward to working with him throughout the course of the season."

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