WANDERERS have been linked with a move for former Portsmouth midfielder Andy Cannon.

The 25-year-old midfielder was surprisingly released by Pompey after playing 49 games this season, scoring twice.

Cannon is understood to be looking for a move back to the North West, where he started out in professional football for Rochdale.

A report in The News claims that Wanderers have enquired about his services to boost their squad in League One next season.

Ian Evatt is preparing his retained list, with an announcement expected to be made by the club within the next couple of days.

The Bolton boss has vowed to strengthen his squad with League One experience, making Cannon look a reasonable fit.

Cannon made 128 appearances for Rochdale at this level before moving to Pompey – then under the stewardship of Kenny Jackett - for £150,000 in January 2019.

He eventually played 79 times for Portsmouth, scoring three goals, and was considered one of the club’s standout performers as they topped the table during the first half of the season.

Cannon became a popular figure with the Pompey fans in his two-and-a-half year spell but was released alongside Jordy Hiwula, Charlie Daniels. Bryn Morris, Duncan Turnbull and Taylor Seymour when they failed to reach the play-offs as new manager Danny Cowley looks to rebuild for next season.