WANDERERS have completed the signing of Fleetwood Town and England youth goalkeeper Billy Crellin on a season-long loan deal.

The highly rated 20-year-old made a handful of appearances in League One last season alongside a loan spell at Chorley.

He becomes the second goalkeeper in Ian Evatt’s squad, alongside academy graduate, Matt Alexander.

Crellin played for England’s Under-17s when they won the World Cup in India three years ago and was chased by Everton last year – with the Merseysiders seeing a £250,000 bid rejected by Fleetwood.

“The move came about pretty fast for me and as soon as I found out Bolton Wanderers were interested, I couldn’t turn down a club of this magnitude,” Crellin said.

“I want to come here, play, and impress. I want to help this club get back to where it belongs.

“At my age, playing at Bolton Wanderers in a stadium like this and with a great fanbase behind us, it will be a brilliant opportunity for me to kick on.

“The way Ian plays football is right up my street and I cannot wait to play.”

Evatt was also delighted to make his seventh signing of the summer and has backed Crellin to make an impact at Wanderers.

“Billy has a fantastic pedigree being an England Under-20 goalkeeper and we’re delighted that he has joined us on loan from Fleetwood,” he said.

“He is the modern-day goalkeeper who is very agile, great with the ball at his feet, and commands his area well.

“Billy comes to the club highly recommended.”