Bolton Sign Free Agent Joe Dodoo

  • October 03, 2019 | By Chris Mann
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Bolton have completed the signing of Joe Dodoo, who had been available as a free agent after leaving Scottish Premiership side Rangers at the end of last season.

Dodoo has signed a deal that will span the remainder of the campaign at the University of Bolton Stadium, where he will add competition to a forward line which also consists of Daryl Murphy, Chris O'Grady and Connor Hall - all of whom have struggled with injury problems in recent weeks.

The 24-year-old burst onto the scene in August 2015, netting a hat-trick on his senior debut in a Capital One Cup tie for Leicester City at Bury, before joining the Shakers on a short-term loan deal shortly afterwards.

Dodoo made just four appearances for the Foxes before completing a £250,000 switch to Rangers in July 2016, but he failed to fulfil his potential at Ibrox - featuring just 27 times over a three-year spell before his contract came to a close.

Moving back to the North West gives Dodoo the opportunity to reunite with former manager David Flitcroft, who was in charge at Gigg Lane during the player's time at the club.

"I am extremely happy to have signed with Bolton Wanderers," Dodoo told

"I have worked with David Flitcroft before and having left Rangers, I wanted to link back up with him to get some guidance, get game time and play for this big club.

"Flicker (David Flitcroft) and the manager are building something special here and I want to be a part of the rebuilding process and get this club back to where it needs to be."

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