League One side Bolton Wanderers have completed the signing of former Wigan Athletic, Barnsley and Manchester City defender Reece Wabara on a short-term deal.

The move was confirmed on Wednesday evening by the club’s official website.

It is understood that Wabara has agreed terms to stay at the Macron Stadium until the end of the current season.

The 25-year-old had been training with the Trotters for a number of weeks before he was offered a contract, having been released by Wigan at the end of last season.

The player posted a message on Twitter following the completion of his move.

He wrote; “Delighted to sign for @OfficialBWFC. Can’t wait to give my all for the club and the fans and aid in the promotion push!”

Wabara began his career with Premier League giants Manchester City, having successfully progressed through the youth ranks there.

However, things never really came to fruition for him at the club, and much of his career at the Etihad Stadium was spent out on loan in the lower leagues of English football.

Over the course of three years, he had spells at Ipswich Town, Oldham Athletic, Blackpool and Doncaster Rovers, before the latter decided to sign Wabara permanently following his release from City.

Since then, he has also played for Barnsley and Wigan Athletic.

In the earlier stages of his career he was a semi-regular England youth international, having made six appearances for the Three Lions at under-19 and under-20 level.

Bolton have enjoyed a successful season so far following their relegation from the Championship last campaign.

They currently sit in third place in League One, and will be looking to continue their good form with a win on Saturday away to fellow challengers Bradford City.


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