Gethin Jones Joins Bolton on Free Transfer

  • August 04, 2020 | By Chris Mann
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Bolton have completed the signing of Gethin Jones, who had been available as a free agent following his release by Carlisle United.

Jones has signed a 12-month contract at the University of Bolton Stadium and becomes the ninth arrival at the club following Ian Evatt's appointment as Head Coach in July - with Wanderers having the option of adding a further year should they see fit.

The 24-year-old, who was born in Australia, moved to Wales as a child and linked up with the Wrexham academy in 2007. He switched to Everton a year later, where he continued his development and became a part of their under-18 Premier League winning squad in 2014.

Jones' only senior outing for the Toffees came in a UEFA Europa League fixture against FK Krasnodar in December 2014, after which he enjoyed loan spells at both Plymouth Argyle and Barnsley.

He completed a transfer to Fleetwood Town in January 2018, only to leave the club by mutual consent in August of the following year, and spent last season at Carlisle United - playing 37 games in all competitions before rejecting the offer of a new contract.

A former Wales youth international, Jones spoke to bwfc.co.uk about making his 'perfect' move "I'm really made up to have completed the move. It's been in the pipeline for a few weeks and I'm glad it's all done.

"Bolton is a massive a club and is a club that shouldn't been in the division it is now.

"With it being so close to home and the size of the club, I thought it would be a perfect move for me.

"Hearing everything from the club, about where they want to go and how they want to play this season, I just felt like it was a perfect fit for me."

Adding to Jones' comments, Evatt said: "Gethin had a fantastic education where he came through Everton's Academy and has all the attributes to play as an attacking wing back: pace, stamina, good movement and quality with the ball.

"He is another excellent acquisition for Bolton Wanderers and we are delighted to welcome him to the club."

Sky Bet League One Standings

Pos Team Pld Pts
15 Shrewsbury Town 26 30
16 Cambridge United 25 30
17 Bolton Wanderers 25 29
18 Lincoln City 25 28
19 Fleetwood Town 25 28
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