Wanderers are reportedly closing in on goalkeeper Joel Coleman on a free transfer from Ipswich.

Bolton-born Coleman is a free agent following his release by Ipswich. He joined the Tractor Boys last November to provide cover after Nick Hayes suffered foot injury.

The 27-year-old, who played for North Walkden as a youngster, began his professional career at Oldham.

He made 45 appearances for the Latics before making the move to Huddersfield in the summer of 2016.

The towering shot stopper spent four years at the Yorkshire club, playing in an FA Cup tie against Manchester City and a Championship play-off semi-final against Sheffield Wednesday. He also had a loan stint at Shrewsbury, playing 20 times for the Shropshire outfit.

Coleman went on to have spells at Fleetwood and Rochdale before heading to Portman Road last season.

He was one of four first-team players released by Ipswich following their promotion to the Championship and could now be heading to his hometown club.  

Wanderers are currently without a senior goalkeeper after England Under-21 international James Trafford returned to parent club Manchester City and Joel Dixon was released.

Accrington goalkeeper Toby Savin and Brighton youngster James Beadle have also been linked with the Whites over the past week, with Oxford also said to be interested in the latter.

Ian Evatt’s men are aiming to build on last season’s fifth-place finish in League One after coming up just short against Barnsley in the play-off semi-final.

The Whites will learn their full fixture list for the upcoming campaign when the announcement is made at 9am on Thursday.

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