Bolton to Release Eight Out-of-Contract Players

  • May 03, 2022 | By Chris Mann
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Bolton have confirmed eight of their out-of-contract players will depart the club when their deals come to an end on June 30.

Alex Baptiste, Andrew Tutte, Liam Gordon, Nathan Delfouneso, Liam Edwards, Matthew Alexander, Jay Fitzmartin and Reiss Greenidge have all been told their futures lie elsewhere, while Matt Gilks will officially step into his position of goalkeeping coach on a full-time basis after his playing contract came to an end.

James Trafford (Manchester City), Marlon Fossey (Fulham) and Xavier Amaechi (Hamburg) will return to their parent clubs following the conclusion of their respective loan spells, with Wanderers confirming they will not be renewing their interest in bringing Amaechi back to the University of Bolton Stadium next season.

Ian Evatt, who recently admitted decisions on players would be strictly business, took the time to thank each individual for their contributions, some of whom were part of the side promoted out of League Two last term.

"Football moves on and this club is moving onwards and upwards," Evatt told

"It's never nice when you're letting people go and really difficult but we thank everybody for all their efforts.

"Some have played larger parts than others but their attitudes towards training has been first-class and I've appreciated and enjoyed working with all of them.

"Some also helped get this club moving back in the right direction last season and were a big influence on that, so we thank them for their contribution and wish them well in the future."

The Trotters have also revealed Adam Senior has been offered a new contract to extend his stay, while 12-month options have been taken up on both Finlay Lockett and goalkeeper Luke Hutchinson.

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Pos Team Pld Pts
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3 Bolton Wanderers 0 0
4 Bristol Rovers 0 0
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