Bolton agree deal for free agent Reece Wabara

Reece Wabara - Ipswich Town warms up

HITC Sport understands defender Reece Wabara has agreed a deal with Bolton.

Reece Wabara - Ipswich Town warms upReece Wabara 

Bolton Wanderers have agreed a deal to sign free agent Reece Wabara on a deal until the end of the season, HITC Sport understands from sources close to the club.

Full-back Wabara ,who played for Manchester City in the Premier League, has been a free agent since last summer after leaving Wigan Athletic at the end of last season.

Wabara spent last season at Barnsley and Wigan last season and helped the two clubs in their successful promotions from League One.

Wigan's Yanic Wildschut celebrates scoring their second goal with Reece WabaraReece Wabara celebrates with Wigan

The 25-year-old made 21 appearances for Barnsley in the first half of last season before joining Wigan last January where we went on to make 19 appearances as they stormed to the League One title.

Wabara's performances for both Barnsley and Wigan saw him recognised by his fellow players as he was named in the PFA's League One Team of the Year and it was a major surprise when he was released by Wigan last summer.

A number of clubs have shown an interest in Wabara, but now Bolton have moved to offer the talented defender a route back into the game.

Reece Wabara in action for Manchester CityReece Wabara in action for Manchester City

Bolton boss Phil Parkinson is an admirer of Wabara and he has moved to bring in the defender to help fill the void left by Lawrie Wilson's injury with the club's first-choice right-back set to miss the rest of the season with a hamstring problem.

Wabara, who has represented England at Under-19 and Under-20 level, has agreed a deal until the end of the season at Bolton and he will be hoping he can help the club win promotion from League One.

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