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Official : Nigerian Defender Reece Wabara Joins Bolton Wanderers



League one side Bolton Wanderers have announced their latest recruit of Former England U20 international of Nigerian descent Reece Wabara until the end of the season.

Wabara, born December 28, 1991, is a central defender who plies his trades with Manchester City’s academy from Walsall’s school of Excellence in 2007 before signing his first professional contract in May 2008.

The 25-year-old spent seven years at Manchester City and rose through the ranks before making his first-team debut on the final day of the 2010-2011 season against Bolton Wanderers, he then left Manchester City on 14 April 2014 after having his contract cancelled on mutual consent. He joined Doncaster Rovers on loan making 43 appearances with the Championship side, Wabara also had a stint with Barnsley before moving to Wigan Athletic on 14 January 2016, making his first start against Chesterfield on 16 January and provide assist for Reece James to score in their 3-1 win.

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He played 20 games and earned a Promotion to The Championship after Wigan won the League 1, he was named in League One’s PFA Team of the Year for his impressive performances in the 2015–16 season, alongside teammate Craig Morgan, Yanic Wildschut and Will Grigg. But despite his performance, he was released by the club.

However, the defender was allowed to complete his move to Bolton because he was a free agent as at the time the transfer window closing on January 31.

He will join Solomon-Otabor and Derik Osede at Bolton after having series of loan spells here and there

Reece Wabara chose to feature for  England as the country of his birth at youth level, making his England U20 debut in a 1-0 loss to France in February 2011, he is also eligible to represent Nigeria as his grandfather Lawrence Wabara was  a Nigerian international footballer, and the 25-year-old defender haven’t featured for England national team


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