TOM White was delighted to be back working with Ian Evatt after becoming Bolton’s fifth summer signing.

The Blackburn Rovers midfielder has arrived at the University of Bolton Stadium on a season-long loan after being part of Barrow’s promotion-winners last season.

The 23-year-old made 18 appearances in all on loan with the Bluebirds, scoring two goals as the Cumbrians reached the Football League.

An agreement between Wanderers and Barrow when Evatt became the Whites’ head coach at the start of the month means no approach can be made for any of their contracted players for the next two years.

White joins however as he enters the final year of his Rovers contract having arrived from Gateshead 12 months ago.

“I’m absolutely delighted to have joined the club,” he said.

“It’s been in the offing for a while but there was only one place I wanted to come this summer and I’m buzzing it’s finally done.

“I’ve got a really good relationship with the gaffer.

"His record last year speaks for itself and it’s an honour that he’s asked me to come here with him because I know how good of a manager he is.”

A former Carlisle youngster, White got his move to East Lancashire after impressing in the National League with Gateshead.

It was there he first caught the attention of Evatt, only for the Championship club to make their move and take him to Ewood Park.

He then made eight appearances for Blackburn’s Under-23s, recording a hat-trick of assists in a Premier League 2 win over Brighton, before sealing the loan switch to Holker Street,

New Barrow boss David Dunn had spoken of his hope of a return for White but Evatt has got his man.

White, who has represented England C, earning caps against Wales and Estonia, will be getting his first taste of EFL football.

The head coach talked in glowing terms about his latest capture who joins Eoin Doyle, Antoni Sarcevic, George Taft and Brandon Comley as new faces for Wanderers ahead of life in League Two.

“While Tom might not be a name known to our fans, I know him very well as I had him last year at Barrow,” Evatt said.

“He is the complete midfield player who can run, pass, dribble and break up play.

“He is a great acquisition to our squad.”