Conor Wilkinson Granted Permission to Leave Bolton

  • May 11, 2017 | By Chris Mann
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Conor Wilkinson has been granted permission to discuss terms with other clubs, as Phil Parkinson looks to shape a new-look Bolton squad for next season.

Despite having 12 months remaining on his Wanderers contract, Wilkinson has been told his services are no longer required at Macron Stadium and he is free to look elsewhere after a number of clubs expressed an interest in his services.

The 22-year-old joined Bolton on a youth deal from Millwall in July 2013. He made his senior debut in a League Cup victory over Bury in August 2014 and has since gone on to make a total of 17 appearances at first-team level.

Wilkinson has struggled to oust names such as Adam Le Fondre, Gary Madine and Zach Clough from the team, however, and has spent much of his time with Wanderers out on loan - with spells at Chester, Torquay United, Oldham Athletic, Barnsley, Newport County, Portsmouth and Chesterfield all bringing mixed results.

Following news that Bolton are to release five out-of-contract players at the end of June, manager Parkinson also revealed the state of Wilkinson's future in an official statement at bwfc.co.uk, saying: "We have given Conor permission to speak with other clubs who have expressed an interest in him."

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