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Bolton move for Black Cat Wilson


Marc Wilson

Marc Wilson

Marc Wilson

Ireland defender Marc Wilson hopes he can get his career going again with his move to Bolton.

Wilson had a disastrous spell at Sunderland last season, where he played just 20 games and the side were relegated to the third tier. But the 30-year-old has managed to get a move back to the Championship, signing a one-year deal with Bolton.

"It's good to be here. I spoke to the manager a while back and he was really positive about it," says the former Stoke player.

"I think for me personally it is a good chance to get playing football again and hopefully help the club to do well."

Manager Parkinson said: "We're pleased with the signing of Marc. He's a player who's played at the top level in English football and also on the international stage.

"He can play across the back four as well as holding midfield and is a great addition to our squad."

Fellow international David McGoldrick is also on the move as he will sign a contract with Sheffiled United in the next 24 hours.

McGoldrick (30) was released by Ipswich Town in May after an injury-scarred spell and following trials with a number of Championship teams, the Blades have made him an offer.

Darron Gibson is still training with Wigan with a view to a move there. Gibson was axed by Sunderland before the end of last season.

To date this summer, 14 current or former internationals have moved clubs in the UK or Ireland: Marc Wilson (Bolton), James McClean (Stoke), David Meyler and John O'Shea (Reading), John Egan (Sheffield United), Greg Cunningham (Cardiff), Graham Burke (Preston), Paul Green (Crewe), Stephen Gleeson (Aberdeen), Conor Sammon (Motherwell), Colin Doyle (Hearts), Anthony Stokes (Tractor Sazi, Iran), Damien Delaney (Cork City) and Noel Hunt (Waterford).