Bolton Wanderers sign Darren Pratley

Bolton Wanderers sign Darren Pratley
© PA Photos
Midfielder Darren Pratley joins Bolton Wanderers on free transfer from Swansea City.

Darren Pratley has signed a four-year contract with Bolton Wanderers after leaving Swansea City on free transfer.

The 26-year-old departs the Liberty Stadium club, whose promotion to the Premiership he helped to secure last season, after five years of service.

"I'm delighted to have joined a fantastic club like Bolton," Pratley told the Trotters’ official website. "It was nice to leave Swansea on a high after gaining promotion to the Premier League and I'm now looking forward to showing the fans what I can do here.

"What's important to me is that I join Bolton as a Premier League player after that play-off final. I was delighted to have gained promotion with Swansea. I leave there wishing them well and I'd like to thank everyone there for supporting me.”

"We're delighted to have Darren here. A number clubs were interested in him and we are pleased to have secured his services,” manager Owen Coyle said of his first signing of the summer.

"He's an exciting player, who has the right character to blend into our squad. He is a good addition as we look to progress our club further in the upcoming season."

Pratley joined the Swans from Fulham in 2006 for a fee of £100,000.

Ali Al-Habsi
Read Next:
Wigan 'close' to £4m deal for Al-Habsi
You May Like
Recomended from Sports Mole

1Wolverhampton WanderersWolves1282221111026
2Cardiff CityCardiff127321710724
3Sheffield UnitedSheff Utd128041610624
4Bristol City125612011921
5Preston North EndPreston12561158721
6Leeds UnitedLeeds126241812620
7Aston Villa125431712519
8Norwich CityNorwich125431214-219
10Ipswich TownIpswich116052017318
12Sheffield WednesdaySheff Weds124441614216
13Derby CountyDerby114431513216
14Nottingham ForestNott'm Forest125071521-615
15Queens Park RangersQPR123541516-114
16Hull City123452320313
21Birmingham CityBirmingham12327819-1111
22Burton Albion12246623-1710
24Bolton WanderersBolton12129623-175