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Experienced League One star set to secure move to Bolton Wanderers

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Bolton Wanderers are set to sign Stephen Darby, reports The Bolton News.

Stephen Darby is available on a free transfer, having refused a new contract with Bradford City.

The impressive right-back has been a long and loyal servant for the Bantams over the past few years, playing over 300 games for the club since joining from Liverpool in 2012.

This spell has included captaining the side on a number of occasions.

The 28-year-old has now decided to move away from Valley Parade for his own sake at such a vital stage of his footballing career.

He is set to reunite with former Bradford City manager Phil Parkinson at Bolton Wanderers after the Trotters were promoted to the Championship via the automatic spots.

Bradford, on the other hand, lost 1-0 to Millwall in the final of the League One play-offs and have been consigned to another year in the third tier.

Darby has been a longstanding target for Bolton, who failed with a bid to sign him in the January transfer window.

Now they appear to be on the brink of completing this deal.

Bolton were finalising the paperwork for the former England under-19 defender last night and this move could go through imminently.

Stephen Darby will be expected to compete with fellow new signing Mark Little for the starting berth at right-back if this deal does go ahead.

Bolton fans – is Darby a good signing? Let us know below…


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