Defender Declan John has revealed he turned down offers from other clubs to join Wanderers.

The 26-year-old joined the Whites on a permanent deal this summer following a successful loan spell from Swansea.

The Welsh international says his bond with the Wanderers fans was one of the reasons he decided to return to the UniBol.

Speaking to View From The Ninian, he said: “It’s a great club, with all the facilities to be playing in at least the Championship. It was a great place to come and get my face back out there.

“I enjoyed it. We were near the bottom when I arrived, but went 16 games unbeaten and ended up getting promoted which was brilliant.

“Even though fans weren’t at the stadiums, you get them contacting you on social media and Bolton felt like a great club to be a part of.

“I knew the manager, Ian Evatt, from my time at Chesterfield and a few of the boys as well, so it made sense for me to come here because I’ve got a great connection with the club.

“I took a few weeks to make up my mind and there were some other clubs on the table, but the connection I had with Bolton was a major factor in me signing permanently.”