EX-Wanderers goalkeeper Keith Branagan hopes his old club can tie Adam Bogdan down to a new contract this summer.

The Hungary international has an offer on the table from the Whites to stay but is yet to agree a new deal.

And with renewed links with Liverpool in recent days, it may the 27-year-old is eyeing a change of scenery after eight years at the Macron Stadium.

Branagan, who himself spent the same amount of time with the Whites amassing more than 200 league appearances, hopes it is not the case after being impressed by Bogdan during his time at the club.

With experienced stopper Andy Lonergan released by the club, Branagan believes it is even more important Neil Lennon holds on to the man who ended last season reclaiming his status as the number one choice between the sticks.

The 48-year-old, who won the First Division title with the Whites in 1997, told The Bolton News: "I hope Adam stays because he is a good player and you want your best players to stay.

"That is just as important as bringing in new ones.

"I think letting Lonners go maybe indicates to Adam that he is going to the number one.

"Neil will know his players and I’m sure he will want Adam to stay because he played well at the end of the season."

Branagan now coaches at Bolton School and the Wanderers academy but gets to see the first-team when he has the chance.

He acknowledges the club is in transition after a decade in the Premier League but is backing Neil Lennon to get them back on track.

And he is positive about the future under the Northern Irishman.

Branagan added: "I get down to watch when I can and still enjoy it.

"The club is rebuilding under the new manager Neil Lennon and it will be interesting to see how it works out.

"I think they have a decent manager there.

"His main aim firstly last season was to stop the slide and he did that.

"There was even a moment when things were going so well that everyone dared to dream of a play-off spot.

"It wasn’t to be and as the season ended, the results made those reasons for the slide down apparent.

"But Neil will be looking for much more next season I am sure of that.

"He has great contacts in the game and has already worked at the highest level with Celtic.

"He was a top player as well.

"It will be an important summer for him in the transfer market.

"I am not sure if he will have much money to spend but I’m pretty sure he will attract high-calibre players and build a good squad to challenge next season."