A 1926 BOLTON Wanderers FA Cup winners’ medal is set to fetch between £5,000 and £7,000 at an auction.

But the identity of the Bolton star who received the medal is a mystery.

Christopher Hayes, a sporting memorabilia expert at auctioneers Bonhams (correct) told The Bolton News: “We do not know the name of the recipient.The medal was issued blank and it was up to the players to get them engraved.”

The 15 carat gold medal will be auctioned at Bonhams in Chester on Wednesday June 19.

Bolton won the FA Cup on April 24,1926 by beating Manchester City 1-0 in front of a 91,447 crowd at Wembley thanks to a goal from David Jack.

It was just three years after Jack scored in Bolton’s 2-0 win against West Ham United in the 1923 FA Cup final — which was also the first ever FA Cup final staged at the newly-built Wembley Stadium.

Bolton then went on to complete a hat-trick of FA Cup final triumphs by beating Portsmouth 2-1 in the 1929 final.

In his book, Bolton Wanderers — A Complete Record 1877-1989, author Simon Marland says of the 1926 FA Cup final: “There have been many more exciting finals, but few that have been played so cleanly and in such a sportsmanlike manner from start to finish.The game was closely and vigorously contested but it was 12 minutes from time before David Jack scored the only goal of the match.”

The win against Manchester City in that 1926 cup final avenged Bolton’s 1-0 defeat against City in the 1904 FA Cup final at the Crystal Palace in London.

The outstanding Bolton teams of the 1920s were all managed and inspired by Charles Foweraker (correct spelling), now regarded as one of Bolton’s greatest managers.

The Bolton line up for that 1926 FA Cup final : Dick Pym Bob Haworth Harry Greenhalgh Harry Nuttall Jimmy Seddon Billy Jennings Billy Butler Jack Smith David Jack Joe Smith