Jack Iredale is set to leave Cambridge United this summer after turning down a new contract with the League One side.
The left-back was recently linked with a move to Bolton Wanderers ahead of the upcoming transfer window.
According to a report from journalist Alan Nixon last month, the Trotters are believed to be keen on securing the services of Iredale.
The 26-year-old is also understood to be attracting interest from Wigan Athletic and Preston North End who are both set to participate in the Championship next season.
Since joining the U’s in 2020, Iredale has managed to make 89 appearances for the club in all competitions.
After helping Cambridge achieve promotion to the third-tier last year, the defender produced some promising performances at this level in the 2021/22 campaign.
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The Trotters are set to be short of options at left-back after deciding to release Liam Gordon yesterday.
Gordon is one of eight Bolton players who are set to move on to pastures new when their respective contracts expire.
Bolton may now decide to step up their pursuit of Iredale following this particular update as they look to draft in a player who is capable of providing competition for Declan John at wing-back.
Whereas John did manage to produce 11 direct goal contributions in this aforementioned role, Iredale was equally as impressive in the third-tier for Cambridge last season.
The former Carlisle United man made 1.9 tackles, 1.4 interceptions and 3.3 clearances per game as he recorded an average WhoScored match rating of 6.82 at this level.
Having demonstrated that he is clearly more than capable of competing in League One, Iredale would be a good addition to Bolton’s squad if they are indeed looking into the possibility of signing him.
Ian Evatt’s side will need to act quickly in order to win the race for Iredale’s signature as he may not be short of offers following the news that he is set to leave Cambridge.