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Bolton Wanderers set to sign EFL midfielder ahead of League One return

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Bolton Wanderers are believed to be finalising a deal to sign Newport County midfielder Josh Sheehan according to a report from Football Insider.

Sheehan’s contract with Newport County is set to expire at the end of the month, and it seems as though he’ll be heading for the exit door in the near future.

The midfielder signed for the League Two club back in 2018, and went on to make 179 appearances in total for them, whilst catching the eye with a number of impressive performances.

Sheehan chipped in with three goals and four assists in the 2020/21 season, and was heavily relied upon to provide the creative spark in the Newport County side, whilst also being named in the PFA’s League Two Team of the Year.

But his efforts weren’t quite enough for them, as they missed out on promotion into League One, after being beaten by Morecambe in the League Two play-off final at Wembley.

That seems as though it’s going to be Sheehan’s final game for the club, with a medical at Bolton Wanderers being in place on Friday, after agreeing to a contract with Ian Evatt’s side.

The Trotters won promotion into League One themselves earlier this year, as they finished third in the League Two table this season, after a number of strong performances.

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The Verdict: 

I really like this signing for Bolton Wanderers.

Sheehan has shown that he was a class above for Newport County in the 2020/21 season, and he was desperately unlucky not to have won promotion with Michael Flynn’s side.

Bolton have recently won promotion back into the third tier of English football, and are going to need strength in depth in their squad, and Sheehan will certainly fancy his chances of a regular starting spot with the Trotters.

On a free transfer as well, this could turn out to be an excellent bit of business by Bolton, as they look to adjust to life back in League One next season.


Editorial Assistant at Snack Media, writing for Football League World on a regular basis! Sports Journalism graduate from Southampton Solent University.

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