Ali Crawford Signs Two-Year Deal With Bolton Wanderers

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BOLTON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 29: Ali Crawford of Bolton Wanderers reacts during the Leasing.com Trophy match between Bolton Wanderers and Manchester City U21s at the University of Bolton Stadium on October 29, 2019 in Bolton, England. (Photo by Lewis Storey/Getty Images)

After his initial release, midfielder Ali Crawford has agreed a new two-year deal with Bolton Wanderers.

Ali Crawford Signs New Contract With Bolton Wanderers

Returning to the Club

The 28-year-old was initially released by the Club following the end of the 2019/20 season.

However, following continuous negotiations, Crawford will now remain at the University of Bolton Stadium until 2022.

The Scot agreed to join the Club last summer following the termination of his contract with fellow League One side Doncaster Rovers.

Crawford only made 16 appearances during the 2019/20 season, scoring twice and registering five assists.

However, he impressed in a Bolton side that were likely to struggle from the beginning of the season due to their financial struggles. Furthermore, he also missed a quarter of the season through injury.

As a result, the Trotters and new manager Ian Evatt were keen to see him remain with the Club for the forthcoming season.

What Was Said

Crawford spoke to the official Bolton Wanderers website about his new two-year deal. He said: “I’m delighted to have got the deal over the line. 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.

Newly appointed Evatt also expressed his delight on securing the Scotsman’s services.

“I am absolutely delighted we have secured Ali on a new two-year contract,” he 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.”

According to Marc Iles of The Bolton News, Crawford decided to reject offers to remain in League One.

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