WANDERERS have completed the signing of ex-Bristol City defender Mark Little on a free transfer.

The 28-year-old right-back becomes Phil Parkinson’s first completely new signing of the summer and joins on a two-year deal.

Little has more than 350 Football League appearances under his belt, including 34 for the Robins in the Championship last season.

He came through the ranks at Wolves, playing 27 league games, but got his big break at Peterborough United, helping Posh into the Championship via the play-offs in 2011.

He then moved on to Ashton Gate in 2014 and played three seasons for the Robins before being released at the end of last season.

Little also managed to lift the Football League trophy with Peterborough and Bristol City in consecutive seasons.

“It feels amazing to be here. It has all happened quite quickly, but I’m thrilled to be on board," said the defender.

“I’ve been speaking with the manager over the past week or so and I’m really impressed with what I’ve heard so far and I know we’ll have a great relationship when pre-season gets underway.

“I’m capable of playing either wing-back or right back and I’m known for running up and down the flanks, so hopefully I’ll be able to wear the Macron pitch out a little bit!

“I’ve had success in my career to date too, so if I can enjoy some during my time at Bolton Wanderers, then I’ll be very happy here.”

Phil Parkinson added: "I am really pleased to welcome Mark to Bolton Wanderers. He has excellent experience in the Championship and I am really looking forward to working with him."