Bolton Wanderers have today completed the signing of Josh Dacres-Cogley on a two-year deal.
The wing-back joins the Whites after two seasons with Tranmere Rovers where he was a standout performer throughout his time on the Wirral – and was ever-present during last season’s League Two campaign.
After coming through the ranks of Birmingham City, Dacres-Cogley went on to appear nine times in the Championship for the Blues, with his debut coming against Fulham in 2017.
At 27 years of age, the pacey defender has committed the next two seasons to Wanderers in a deal which he says he couldn’t turn down.
“When Bolton come to you, you can’t really turn them down because of the size of the club and the history”, he said.
“I’m really excited to be here. Bolton is such a massive club, and I can’t wait to get started now.
“You can sense the energy and you can see that this is a club moving forward. I wanted to be a part of that.”
Dacres-Cogley clocked ten assists and two goals during his time at Tranmere with his lightning overlapping pace becoming a trademark at Prenton Park.
And those attributes are something which both Dacres-Cogley and Ian Evatt see as a benefit to the Whites next season.
“I’m a marauding full back who likes to get up and down the pitch to help out with assists, as well as trying to get on the score sheet so hopefully the fans will see that from me.
“I had a good chat with the manager not long ago and he’s seen what I can do in terms of my pace and helping the team out.”
Playing consistent matches over the last two seasons has been a vital step in his football career says Dacres-Cogley, and that exposure to a variety of challenges will stand the defender in good stead as he eyes success at the Toughsheet Community Stadium.
“It’s been great for me to play consistently over the past few seasons, gaining that experience and learning a lot from it.
“I watched the Play-Offs and I also played against Bolton last season in the Papa Johns, so I had an idea on what the team is about. I want to come in and help us push even further.
“It’s a good opportunity for me to come here and be successful.”