Bolton Wanderers are delighted to confirm that Jón Daði Böðvarsson has signed an initial one-year contract extension to keep him with the Whites until the summer of 2024.
The forward has been at the University of Bolton Stadium since January 2022 and has now committed to at least the next campaign with Wanderers.
Before missing the second half of last season through injury, the Icelandic striker had netted eight times in 2022/23 for Wanderers and will be raring to go once again for Ian Evatt’s men next season.
Böðvarsson joins midfielder Josh Sheehan, who also signed on the dotted line and committed his future to the Whites earlier this month, as Wanderers continue to build towards the 2023/24 season.
“I’m really happy to have extended my stay here at the club. It’s a club that I’m very proud to be a part of,” he said.
“My family and I feel like we’re at home here, the fans and the people of the community are brilliant. The direction and the ambition of the club is also positive. I want to be a part of it.”
Having overcome a spell on the sidelines in the second half of the season, Böðvarsson is eyeing a productive pre-season and is looking to make his mark in the Wanderers side next campaign.
“It was very frustrating to be out with an injury for the last four months of the season," he said.
"It was quite new to me to be out for that long, so mentally it was a challenge. Luckily, I was in good hands with the physios who were fantastic and helped me get back.
"Now I am fine and just looking forward to a good pre-season to get my fitness going again.”
With Wanderers lifting the Papa Johns Trophy at Wembley and reaching the League One Play-Offs, Ian Evatt’s side can look back on the 2022/23 season with pride. Looking ahead to next season, Böðvarsson is setting his sights on going one step further next time out.
“I think last season was a step in the right direction,” he said.
“We won the final at Wembley which was a great day for the club and fans, and we reached the Play-Offs. But I think all of us - players, staff and the community as a whole - want to go even further next season and hopefully be promoted.”
Another one of the front man’s aims is to repay the support from the Wanderers’ faithful who have cemented him firmly as a fan favourite at the University of Bolton Stadium.
“The fans at this club are special, they really are,” he said.
“They’ve welcomed me with open arms from day one and made not just me, but my family really feel at home. I always do my best to return the favour by doing my best on the pitch and winning games.”