WANDERERS have offered legendary striker John McGinlay an official role as club ambassador.

Football Ventures have confirmed that the former Scotland international, who scored 118 goals for the club, is to be given a post to strengthen club relations with the University of Bolton’s sports courses and improve links with other ex-players.

McGinlay finished playing for Bolton in 1997 and has previously worked with Wanderers in matchday hospitality and with the Community Trust.

Speaking to The Bolton News, chief executive Emma Beaugeard believes the 55-year-old's appointment on a permanent basis will be a big benefit to Wanderers.

“John is valued and loved by everyone at the club,” she said. “He is coming aboard to cement the already strong relationship with the university’s sports courses and making them more valuable to us.

“He is also coming back to the club to assist us in an ambassadorial role, in a more meaningful way.

“It is a more formalised role and we hope he will be able to use his contacts with former players who might have been forgotten or not acknowledged in the right manner down the years. We want to try and bring them home. He is a legend and we think it’s a great appointment for us.”

Meanwhile, Wanderers confirmed yesterday that Tottenham winger Anthony Georgiou has linked up with the squad in full training at Lostock.

The Cypriot wide man suffered a minor injury after returning to Spurs from a loan spell at Ipswich Town in January and then another setback when he agreed to come to Bolton a couple of weeks later on deadline day.

Georgiou is expected to be included in the squad travelling to AFC Wimbledon this weekend.

Wanderers are yet to confirm the severity of the hamstring injury suffered by Jack Hobbs in the goalless draw with Accrington Stanley last weekend but the experienced defender is considered unlikely to travel to London. Yoan Zouma could be called in as a replacement.