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Wanderers bring in defender Jak Hickman

6 August 2020

JAK HICKMAN has joined Bolton Wanderers on an initial one-year deal to strengthen Ian Evatt’s squad ahead of the Sky Bet League Two campaign.

The 21 year-old Sandwell-born defender impressed Head Coach Evatt during an extended period on trial at the University of Bolton Stadium and has penned a one year deal with an option for a further 12 months should the club decide to extend it.

Hickman started his career with Coventry City in 2017 and had several loan spells with non-league clubs including Ashton United and Hereford to gain senior experience before leaving the Ricoh Arena earlier this year.

Commenting about his move to Wanderers, Hickman told “I’ve been here for a few weeks but to finally get the deal over the line feels like a dream come true and I’m really excited to be here.

“I’ve made mistakes in my past but I’ve learned from them. The experiences have made me a better player and a better person.

“I’m looking forward to this next chapter and moving in a positive direction to help the club get back to where it should be.

“Bolton is a massive club and speaks for itself.”

Head Coach Ian Evatt added: “Jak had issues with his previous club Coventry City after a huge mistake on social media, which he paid the price for.

“I am all for giving people a chance and we have had him in over an extensive period to test him technically, tactically, physically and, more importantly, mentally; he came through with flying colours.

“He has a lot of ability for a young player and now has a chance to get his career back on track.

“Jak has learned his lesson and has my full support.”

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