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Bolton Wanderers sign Clayton Donaldson

26 June 2018

Bolton Wanderers are pleased to announce the signing of Clayton Donaldson on a one-year deal.

The striker, who is a full Jamaica international, started his foray into the game with his hometown club Bradford City as a youngster before earning his professional stripes with Hull City in 2002.

During his three years with the Tigers meanwhile, he enjoyed loan spells with Harrogate Town, Scarborough and Halifax Town before he made the permanent switch to York City in 2005.

And it was with the Minstermen that Donaldson truly introduced himself to English football, with him notching 42 times in 91 appearances – form that convinced Scottish outfit Hibernian to take him to Easter Road in the summer of 2007.

After a single season north of the border, the forward returned to England with Crewe Alexandra and impressed with the Railwaymen, finding the back of the net 49 times in three years.

The summer of 2011 then saw Donaldson move to the capital for the first time with Brentford and the Yorkshireman averaged just less than a goal every three games for the Bees, with his final campaign at Griffin Park seeing the club win promotion to the Sky Bet Championship.

The striker then made the switch to Birmingham City four summers ago and in three years at St Andrew’s, he turned out for the Blues on 117 occasions in all competitions, scoring 34 goals.

Most recently however, the 34-year-old was on the books of Sheffield United during the 2017/18 campaign where he scored five goals as the Blades finished tenth in the Sky Bet Championship.

Speaking to bwfc.co.uk after completing the move, Donaldson said: “It feels great to have the move finally signed and sealed.

"I just cannot wait to get started. I spoke to the manager before I went away on holiday and I knew straight away that Bolton Wanderers was the club for me.

"I feel like I can bring experience to the team and goals - as a striker, you want to contribute to help the side to push on and do well in the league and I'm determined to do that here at Bolton."

Manager Phil Parkinson added: "We're pleased to welcome Clayton to the club. You can never have enough strikers in your squad and he is a player who has a lot of Championship experience.

"We're looking forward to working with him this year and although we still have a lot of work to do in terms of our squad building, Clayton is a very good addition to the team."

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