Harry Brockbank says Bolton the only team he wants to play for after resisting clubs including Burnley and Sunderland

General view of the Macron Stadium before the Sky Bet Championship match between Bolton Wanderers and Sheffield Wednesday at Macron Stadium on October 14, 2017 in Bolton, England.

Burnley, Sunderland and Ipswich Town were all said to be lurking after Brockbank's Bolton Wanderers contract expired at the end of last season.

Bolton Wanderers' Harry Brockbank  during the Sky Bet League One match between Bolton Wanderers and Coventry City at University of Bolton Stadium on August 10, 2019 in Bolton, England.

Harry Brockbank has claimed that Bolton Wanderers are the only team he wants to play for after resisting interest from Burnley, Sunderland and Ipswich Town.

Burnley, Sunderland and Ipswich were all said to be lurking after Brockbank's Bolton contract expired at the end of last season.

But despite the uncertainty which surrounded the future of the Trotters, the 20-year-old stuck around without pay and signed up until 2021 last week.

 

Speaking to the Bolton News after captaining his hometown team against Coventry City on Saturday, Brockbank explained: "My focus was on getting back here, working hard.

"Bolton are the only team I want to play for.

"I was so happy I could sign the deal and push on for the next two years.

"I wanted to stay at Bolton. I’ve been here since I was eight years old, it means everything to me.

"To be captain… I wouldn’t have thought that could happen for 10 years. To have my family in the crowd to see it happen, that’s just a dream come true.

General view of the Macron Stadium before the Sky Bet Championship match between Bolton Wanderers and Sheffield Wednesday at Macron Stadium on October 14, 2017 in Bolton, England.

"I can’t count my friends because they’re all Bolton fans who were going to be here anyway."

After committing to Bolton, Brockbank is likely to come up against two of his alleged suitors, Sunderland and Ipswich, at League One level this season.

But that he would rather stay in England's third tier than move just 40 miles north to join Burnley of the Premier League is perhaps a testament to his love for the Trotters.

Would Brockbank have been better off at Burnley, Sunderland or Ipswich?

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