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Transfer News: Bolton Wanderers sign Mark Beevers

Phil Parkinson and co head to Sweden with two new recruits.

New players at Bolton Wanderers are just like buses, you wait forever for one and then two come along at once. Earlier toady, Wanderers confirmed the signing of former Millwall centre back Mark Beevers on a two year deal.

Bolton beat Charlton Athletic and Bradford City to sign experienced defender Beevers. Phil Parkinson also had a bid rejected for Beevers back in January when the new manager was in charge of former club Bradford City.

Beevers, 26, played 53 times for Millwall last season as The Lions reached the League One Play-Off finals, only to lose 3-1 to Barnsley. Beevers has left the London club after nearly four years there, and before that he had spells with MK Dons and Sheffield Wednesday.

Bolton were linked with a £3 million move for Beevers back in 2008, when the then 19 year old defender had just forged a place in the Sheffield Wednesday first team.

Upon his arrival, Phil Parkinson told the Bolton News:

"I’m really, really pleased with the signing, He gives us another option at the back, he’s left-sided, a good age and he’s a player who we feel has got the best years ahead of him.

"I wasn’t surprised at all that he had a lot of suitors over the last few weeks – but we’re pleased he’s coming to join Bolton.

"You need character in a League One team but then you do at any level of the game. You need only look at the Euros right now and see how the Welsh defenders are going about their business. Mark has got a lot of experience in the Championship and this level, so we feel he’ll be a really good acquisition.

"It gives the back four a nice balanced feeling."

Beevers will join fellow new signing Chris Taylor and the Wanderers squad on their Pre-Season trip to Sweden. While out there, the Whites will face Danish side FC Helsingor on 9th July.