WANDERERS have completed the signing of Manchester City goalkeeper James Trafford on loan until the end of the season.

The 19-year-old has experience in League One with Accrington Stanley this season and has also been involved in Pep Guardiola’s first team squad in the Premier League.

England youth international Trafford is tipped for a bright future in the game and Ian Evatt believes he will offer instant competition to Joel Dixon in the first team.

“James has been on the bench for the first team, which speaks volumes as to what Pep and Manchester City think of him,” Evatt told The Bolton News.

“I have watched him play for England, physically watched him play two or three times now and am a huge admirer of his.

“He became available and it was a no brainer for us. We thank Man City for helping us out because they have subsidised a huge portion of his wage. He is a big prospect and hugely talented so we can’t really afford to pay him the same sort of money they can.

“I spoke to their goalkeeper coach Xabi (Manciscidor) yesterday and he is a big fan of James and he wants to make sure we are giving him the right environment to blossom.

“We want to give him that chance and I am looking forward to seeing him play.”