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Done Deal: Wanderers sign Goalkeeper Joel Dixon

Signing number 6

Forest Green Rovers v Barrow - Sky Bet League Two Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images

Bolton Wanderers have made their sixth signing of the Summer - former Sunderland & Barrow goalkeeper, Joel Dixon.

Dixon has moved to the UNIBOL on a two year deal.

Upon his arrival, Dixon told the official site:

“It’s a new chapter in my career and I’m looking forward to starting. The size and stature of the club and where it wants to get back to is perfect for me.

“I have worked with the gaffer before at Barrow and I cannot wait to get started here.”

So who is Joel Dixon?

Well, the 27 year old began his career with Sunderland, spending time on loan with several non-league sides before leaving permanently to join Barrow in 2015.

Dixon played all 46 games for Barrow last season, conceding 59 and keeping nine clean sheets as the side managed to stay in the football league.

Wanderers need a goalkeeper and Dixon has nearly 200 career appearances to his name. With a full season in league football under his belt, he could be a decent back up and provide good competition for Gilks, who has been a revelation since moving back into playing from coaching last season. He’s clearly a player Evatt knows and trusts well, having played under him at Barrow.