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Bolton Resign David Wheater on a One Year Deal

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The defender, aged 29, returns after being released only two months ago.

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David Wheater, who has made 118 appearances for the club, has been resigned after being invited to train with the club by the club's new manager, Phil Parkinson.

Standing at 1.96 meters, he has been a tall figure in Bolton's defence for a number of seasons, in between spells on the sidelines as a result of injury. Some were glad to see the back of him this summer as he was on a big wage and failed to establish himself in the poorly performing defence last season. Personally, I think a defender like Wheater could work well with Beevers and, since the departure of Rob Holding, we need another body on the bench for cover. His wages, too, will be less costly to the club.

Its a brave move from Phil Parkinson to bring back a released player but if he likes what he's seen in training then he must see a purpose in resigning him. This isn't a mate's rates job.

Before coming to Bolton in 2011, he was a hometown hero for Middlesborough, rising through the ranks to captain the side aged 22. He had a short spell in the England side but never made his debut. Wheater failed to make Fabio Capello's 23 in March 2008 after being called up to the squad. He was stuck on the bench in October against France and Trinidad and Tobago.

More recently, he was fined for swearing at TV cameras entering the Macron Stadium with Liam Trotter.

His chin is also great.