Tom Eaves has committed his future to Bolton, after signing a new three-year contract at the Reebok Stadium.
Eaves' current deal was due to expire at the end of the season, but Wanderers boss Dougie Freedman has been impressed with the performances of the 21-year-old's performances this season during a loan spell at Bristol Rovers.
The former Oldham Athletic forward made 17 appearances during a three-month stay with the League Two strugglers and scored seven goals. He returned to Bolton last month and made the substitutes' bench in the 1-1 draw against Millwall on January 12.
Eaves has yet to make a single senior appearance during his time at the Reebok Stadium, but, with injuries seemingly behind him, it is hoped he may mount a challenge to the likes of Kevin Davies, David Ngog, Marvin Sordell and Craig Davies within the next 12 months.
The player had been linked with another temporary move away from Bolton, but Trotters boss Dougie Freedman has rejected the speculation.
"One or two clubs have asked for the younger guys - Tom Eaves, Joe Riley - but I like to have them around," Freedman told The Bolton News. "They bring a certain freshness to the group."
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