JASON Lowe has agreed a three-year deal with Wanderers’ promotion rivals Salford City.

The former club skipper was out of contract this summer and becomes Graham Alexander’s third summer signing at the Peninsula Stadium.

In two years with Wanderers, the versatile midfielder made 71 appearances for the Whites, sticking with the club after administration and relegation into League One.

He also played a big part off the pitch – taking on board numerous community obligations and becoming an ambassador for the Derian House children’s hospice.

Speaking to The Bolton News, the 28-year-old thanked Wanderers fans for their support during a tough two years with the club.

“It’s definitely difficult saying goodbye to Bolton because I absolutely loved playing for the club,” he said.

“But I can’t turn down a three-year deal in the current situation, and I’m excited about a new project at Salford, knowing the ambition they have there, and the people involved.

“There have been some difficult times at Bolton but I tried to keep my dignity and get through it all as best as we possibly could, and I’d like to thank the fans because they were first class all the way through. I wish them all the very best in the future.”

Lowe had several options this summer, including interest from Fleetwood and Blackpool in League One, but his new boss Alexander was delighted to land his man.

“He’s another player we’ve brought in that fits the profile we’ve been looking for, a sort of captain, leader type to really strengthen the spine of the team; with the other signings we’ve made we’re delighted,” he said.

“His playing record is at higher levels than we’re currently at, and we’ve been speaking to him for quite a while now. We know we’ve got the player we originally wanted quite a while ago so we can’t wait to get started with him, and we know that he’s going to be another brilliant addition to the club.”