Gethin Jones has been rewarded with a brand new two-year deal after helping Bolton Wanderers win promotion back to Sky Bet League One.
The defender originally signed for the club on a one-year contract with an option for an additional 12 months back in August; however, after playing such a key role for Wanderers last season the Welshman was delighted to commit his future with the Whites.
“I am absolutely delighted to get the deal sorted,” he told bwfc.co.uk.
“The gaffer spoke to me after the Crawley game and discussed that he wanted to offer the new deal instead of the option and I was made up.”
The former Everton, Fleetwood Town and Carlisle United full-back featured in 38 Sky Bet League Two games for Wanderers last term and found the back of the net on three occasions as the Whites secured automatic promotion on the final day of the season with an emphatic 4-1 victory against Crawley Town.
He added: “To play for such a big club and to get the promotion for the fans last season was incredible.
“You always want to play in the higher leagues when you’re a footballer and what better way to do it than with this club.
“It belongs in the higher leagues and that’s what we’re all trying to achieve.
“The lads and staff have all been fantastic throughout last season and it shows the character we have in the building to turn last season around so much.
“I’m confident we have the squad and management to go and do it again
“I cannot wait to start next season already!”
Wanderers manager Ian Evatt added: “Earlier on in the season, especially when things weren’t quite going so well, Gethin was super consistent; probably our most consistent player.
“He then got an injury and we utilised him in the left and the right back positions because he is able to do so. When he got back into the right back slot he made the position his own and has been outstanding for us.
“I am delighted that he has signed his new deal.”
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