Alex Finney Leaves Bolton by Mutual Consent

  • August 12, 2016 | By Chris Mann
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Bolton have come to terms on the release of defender Alex Finney, after mutually agreeing to cancel his contract.

Finney joined Wanderers from Leyton Orient in the summer of 2014 and progressed through the development squad to make three senior appearances, the most recent of which came in the EFL Cup defeat at Blackpool on Tuesday.

The 20-year-old had recently entered the final year of his deal at Macron Stadium and last week turned down the opportunity to join National League side Barrow AFC, with Premier League champions Leicester City also said to be interested in his signature.

Bolton boss Phil Parkinson said the decision to release the starlet was a mutual agreement, which affords Finney time to think about his next move after becoming a free agent.

Speaking to The Bolton News, Parkinson said: "It was nothing to do with how the game went on Tuesday at all, it was just because we are limited to numbers with the embargo, we have got to make room to bring players in as we go along in this window.

"I didn't see Alex figuring as much as he would have liked this season.

"He had the option to go on loan to a Conference club but he wanted to sign for a league club.

"Now we have given him time between today and the end of the window. If he doesn't find a club he will still be a free agent.

"Both parties are happy with the decision."

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