Exodus from Bolton begins but Davies signs new deal

Bolton striker Kevin Davies has signed a new one-year contract at relegated Wanderers, but demotion has meant 12 players are released.

Bolton striker Kevin Davies has signed a new one-year contract at relegated Wanderers, but demotion has meant 12 players are released.

Midfielder Nigel Reo-Coker has activated a release clause in his contract while a further 11 players have all been released after their deals ran out.

In a statement Bolton said discussions were continuing with goalkeeper Jussi Jaaskelainen, deposed as number one by Adam Bogdan, and Zat Knight over their contracts.

"I was clear with Nigel. I asked him straight away whether he wanted to stay and be a part of what we are going to do next season," boss Owen Coyle said in a statement.

"He was honest and up front with us, because that is the type of man he is, and said that he wanted to exercise the clause in his contract, and so we wish him well.

"I would also like to thank the players that are leaving the club for their work at Bolton. We wish them all well.

"One of those is Ricardo Gardner, who has been with the football club for 14 years.

"He has offered incredible service to Bolton and I'd like to personally thank him for all of his efforts, particularly during the time I have worked with him."

 

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