GREGG Wylde has signed for Aberdeen, following his release at Wanderers.

The former Scotland Under-21 international failed to make a first team appearance in a nightmarish 15-month spell at the Reebok.

He arrived on a free after severing ties with Glasgow Rangers as they went into financial meltdown but red tape delayed the start of his Whites career by three months.

He failed to get into the team under Owen Coyle or Dougie Freedman and spent some time on loan with Bury last season.

Wylde's contract was mutually terminated last month, and the winger is now looking to relaunch his career with the Dons.

Aberdeen boss Derek McInnes believes the former Ibrox youngster can put the disappointment of his time at Bolton behind him.

“He is a young player who has had a couple of frustrating years with injuries and not playing first-team football but he is a player with great ability and is someone who I am sure will be hugely beneficial to the team,” he said.

“I'm really looking forward to working with him and continuing his development.”

Wanderers legend Andy Walker, who covers the SPL for Sky Sports, also believes the move can be a beneficial one for player and club.

“It has been difficult for him not getting games but I think Aberdeen will do well this season under Derek McInnes,” he told The Bolton News. “That looks like a good move for him.”