WANDERERS have snapped up former QPR and Colchester United midfielder Brandon Comley on a free transfer.

Ian Evatt has added his fourth signing of the summer with the 24-year-old ball-winner signing a two-year contract at the University of Bolton Stadium.

Capped internationally by Caribbean island Montserrat, Comley made his debut at Loftus Road in 2015 as a substitute for former Wanderer, Karl Henry, and went on to play three senior games for the Hoops before loan spells at Carlisle United, Grimsby Town and Colchester.

He signed for the latter on a permanent basis in January 2017 but the Us were forced to release him alongside Luke Prosser, Frank Nouble and Ryan Jackson in April to cut costs during the pandemic.

In total he played 65 games for Colchester, scoring three goals, and also came to the attention of Evatt – who has been tracking his progress for some time.

“Brandon is a technically gifted midfielder who can build attacks with his range of passing as well as be dynamic out of possession,” the head coach said.

“He is a player I have admired for a long time and we are excited to have him on board.”

Comley joined in small-group training at Lostock on Monday and is excited at the prospect of launching his Bolton career.

“I’m really pleased to have got the deal done because there are exciting times ahead,” he said. “It was great to meet all the lads and get underway with what the gaffer wants us all to do.”