HARRY Brockbank has signed on the dotted line to stay at Wanderers for the next two years.

The Bolton-born defender becomes the latest player to commit his future to the Whites after agreeing a new deal which keeps him at the UniBol until 2023.

Brockbank made his way through the academy ranks from the age of seven to feature for Wanderers in the Championship at the end of the 2018/19 campaign.

He then memorably captained the club to a goalless draw against eventual League One champions Coventry City at the start of the following season, when Bolton were forced to field their youngest-ever side after several senior players refused to turn out in protest at unpaid wages.

Brockbank became an important part if Ian Evatt’s squad last term, filling in right across the back line to make 19 appearances.

He also became the club’s mental health ambassador after experiencing issues of his own during the lockdown, prompting him to help others in the same situation.

Speaking about his new deal, the 22-year-old said: “I am delighted and absolutely buzzing to have signed a new contract. Hopefully now we can push on to next season and put all our focus into League One, and then hopefully get another promotion.

“I’m thankful to the gaffer for putting his trust in me. The club feels like it has a completely different atmosphere, it is a lot more positive and it feels like we are on the up.”

Ian Evatt said he was pleased to have secured Brockbank’s future after seeing the defender progress in last season’s promotion campaign.

“I am delighted that Harry has agreed a new contract. He has Bolton Wanderers in his veins, and it is great for us to have homegrown talent in our squad.

“He was very consistent when called upon last season and is developing into a leader in the dressing room.”