Released Bolton Wanderers defender Marc Wilson reportedly set to join Luton Town

Marc Wilson of Bolton Wanderers during the game between Stoke City and Bolton Wanderers at Bet365 Stadium on October 2, 2018 in Stoke on Trent, England.

Luton Town have been linked with former Bolton Wanderers defender Marc Wilson.

Kayden Jackson of Ipswich Town and Marc Wilson of Bolton Wanderers compete for the ball during the Sky Bet Championship match between Ipswich Town and Bolton Wanderers at Portman Road...

According to TEAMtalk, Marc Wilson is set to join Luton Town following his release from Bolton Wanderers.

The report states Wilson has spoken to several Championship clubs this summer, but Luton appear to have won the race for his signature with the defender closing in on a permanent move to the Hatters.

 

Wilson has plenty of experience having featured for the likes of Sunderland, Portsmouth and Stoke City, making over 100 Premier League appearances for the latter.

The 31-year-old joined Bolton last summer on a one-year deal, but he endured a torrid time at the Macron Stadium as Wanderers suffered relegation to League One.

Bolton’s financial troubles has seen the club lose over ten senior players from last season, including the likes of Josh Vela, and Wilson ultimately departed the club after the Trotters failed to extend his expiring contract.

Marc Wilson of Bolton Wanderers during the game between Stoke City and Bolton Wanderers at Bet365 Stadium on October 2, 2018 in Stoke on Trent, England.

The 25-capped Republic of Ireland international is capable of playing both in defence and midfield, and his experience could be key for Luton in their bid to preserve their Championship status.

The Hatters kicked off their campaign with a 3-3 home draw to Middlesbrough. Graeme Jones’s side were fluid going forward, but they were wobbly at the back and Wilson has seemingly been identified to help rectify that.

Republic of Ireland's Marc Wilson reacts after the FIFA World Cup 2014 qualifying football match Austria vs Ireland in Vienna on September 10, 2013. AFP PHOTO

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