Bolton Wanderers have made their third signing of the summer by bringing in Cambridge United defender George Taft. The 26-year-old joins Antoni Sarcevic and Eoin Doyle in making the move to the club as new manager Ian Evatt continues his shaping of the squad.
Taft signs for Bolton on a two-year deal.
George Taft Signs for Bolton Wanderers
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— Bolton Wanderers (@OfficialBWFC) July 20, 2020
The 26-year-old started out in the academy at Leicester City but did not make an appearance for the first-team. He instead spent time out on loan at Kettering Town, Karlstad BK and York City before making a permanent move to Burton Albion.
Two years at Burton yielded 34 appearances and one goal overall, but some of this time was spent on loan at Cambridge.
Taft joined Mansfield Town in 2016, but spent two separate spells on loan at Cambridge again before joining the club permanently at the start of the 2018/19 season.
In his two years with the U’s, he made 100 appearances in all competitions, scoring four goals.
What Was Said?
Speaking to the club website about his move to Bolton, Taft said: “I’m so pleased. I’m absolutely buzzing to have signed for this club and get it over the line to be a Bolton Wanderers player.
“The signings Ian has already made show what he is about and what he wants from the season.
“It’s going to be exciting to be part of a quality squad of players.”
Head coach Evatt added: “I’m delighted to have signed George, a 6ft 4in tall, left-footed defender who has an excellent pedigree having played for England youth teams and coming through the Leicester City academy.”