The former Southampton player originally signed for the Trotters back in September of last year after he was tossed aside by his old club Swindon Town and currently has a deal that runs till June.
A winger by trade who can also operate as a striker or number 10 when required, Isgrove featured heavily for Wanderers this term as they claimed promotion back to Sky Bet League One at the first attempt, with the player appearing 34 times for his side across all competitions.
Speaking about his long term future with the Lancashire outfit recently, the 28-year-old had this to say:
“I only signed for Bolton about six games into the season.“
“I literally didn’t have a club and when I came in I signed for a year just to make sure I got playing again. It was tough. There were a lot of issues there at Swindon.
“Covid was a big one, I think there was a lot of uncertainty, and then there was the chairman. I don’t know, the whole thing got messed up. We wanted to stay together but it was a really difficult time.
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“And because I had got the promotion it made it feel even stranger because I had expected the group to stay together. I hope that will be the case at Bolton too.
“At the start it wasn’t the greatest, but we had a good January, brought in some real quality, and after that people just gelled. They gave the manager their time and we really turned it around.
“If you keep that team together, there are players who have been promoted from League One in there, so I don’t see any reason why we won’t be right up there again.”
The former Wales international has past experience of playing in the Championship from his time at both Sheffield Wednesday and Barnsley and appears to be a player that Ian Evatt will likely want to keep as the Trotters head into the third tier in search of finishing in the top half of the standings at least.
I think it’s likely that Bolton will keep Isgrove as he is a good experienced player to keep about the place moving into League One.
There’s no doubt that they will be a force to be reckoned with in the third tier next term and keeping the current crop of players together will be key to achieving the goals that Evatt has set out in recent interviews.
Experience can play a huge role in being successful and in turn it can help to breed a winning mentality amongst the younger members of the Wanderers squad.
The ex-Southampton man is likely to stay put and I fully expect him to have a positive impact once more for the Trotters next season.