Bolton youngster Mark Connolly has emerged as a target for a host of Championship clubs.

The 20-year old Irish defender is out of contract at the end of the season and it is believed that the likes of Crystal Palace, Ipswich Town and Middlesbrough are showing considerable interest.

Connolly, who can also play in central midfield, arrived at Reebok Stadium from Wolves' youth academy in 2009 but has failed to make his debut for the Bolton first team.

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