Ali Crawford Signs New Bolton Contract

  • July 03, 2020 | By Chris Mann
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Ali Crawford has become the first of Bolton's out-of-contract players to commit his future to the club, signing a new deal which will run through until the summer of 2022.

Crawford joined Wanderers on a free transfer from Doncaster Rovers in September 2019 and made 14 appearances in his debut campaign at the University of Bolton Stadium, featuring regularly either side of a four-month injury absence.

The 28-year-old's existing deal had come to an end on June 30 and had been expected to attract interest from a number of clubs in League One, but Crawford admits the possibility of guiding the Trotters back to that level is something that interests him more.

"I'm delighted to have got the deal over the line," Crawford told bwfc.co.uk.

"It's good to have got it done nice and early, and for me to look forward to the season coming.

"Bolton Wanderers is a massive club and it shouldn't be where it is. The challenge of trying to help the Club get back up the leagues is one that excites me.

"Like the new Head Coach said, the aim is to try and get promoted from League Two as soon as possible and I'm looking forward to trying to help the Club achieve that this season."

In addition to those comments, Wanderers Head Coach Ian Evatt believes Crawford's abilities will compliment the style of play he is looking to implement over the coming months.

"I am absolutely delighted we have secured Ali on a new two-year contract," Evatt said.

"He is exactly the type of player we want at the football club.

"Being a possession-based team, his quality on the ball will give us that cutting edge we need and I can't wait to work with him."

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