Wanderers have added Luke Matheson to their B Team ranks on a 12-month deal after a successful trial period.

Matheson becomes the fourth addition to Matt Craddock’s squad this summer after Ben Andreucci, Charlie Hayes-Green and Trevon Bryan.

The youngster came through the ranks at Rochdale and scored in a 1-1 draw against Manchester United at Old Trafford in the Carabao Cup at just 16 years of age.

He was snapped up by Wolves in January 2020 for a reported £1million fee but failed to make a senior appearance at Molineux.

Matheson went on to have loan stints at Ipswich, Hamilton and Scunthorpe prior to his release by Wolves earlier this summer. He has also represented England at Under-17 and Under-18 levels.

“It’s a chance for me to get back on my feet again,” he told the club website.

“For different factors it didn’t work out at Wolves, so it’s just me turning the page of the book, carrying on my career, carrying on the journey and Bolton, from what I’ve experienced so far, seems the perfect place for me to find my feet again. Every player and the staff – everyone I’ve met – has been amazing with me.

“The day I signed my first professional contract was one of the happiest moments of my life. Growing up, every boy’s dream is to be a professional footballer and to live that is something I’ll never take for granted.

“Every contract is something that allows me to continue doing what I love and I’m grateful to Bolton and the previous clubs I’ve had contracts with for giving me that opportunity.

“I’ve not played football for a while. Injuries have added to that. It’s finding my feet, little baby steps and, hopefully, if all goes well, I’ll be pushing to play with the Bolton badge on my chest with a lot of pride which I know comes with the club.”

Matheson is set to be involved for Craddock’s side against Warrington Rylands at Gorsey Lane tonight (7.30pm).