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Tuesday 05 Mar 2024
Toal extends his stay at Bolton

Northern Ireland defender Eoin Toal has penned a new contract with EFL League One side Bolton Wanderers which will see him remain at the club until June 2027.

The 25-year-old, who initially joined Wanderers in July 2022 from Derry City on a three-year deal, is excited to have committed himself to the Lancashire outfit for the next three years.

“It's a proud moment for myself and my family,” the Armagh-born defender told the club website.

“Coming over here you want to kick on and do as well as you can. Everyone has made me feel so welcome since I joined. It’s flown by so I'm happy to extend my stay."

“When I first came over here I just wanted to get one (appearance) and I'm just glad I've made so many,” he added.

“Hopefully I can make many more as the years go by.”

Bolton Wanderers boss Ian Evatt is pleased to have secured the services of Toal, who was given his senior international debut by Michael O’Neill in the defeat at home to Slovenia last October.

“Eoin committing his future here is huge for us,” declared Evatt. “He's a player who has gone from strength to strength since we brought him in from Derry.

“He's a brilliant lad, a real big leader in the dressing room and a fantastic footballer, so it's good business. He's improving and growing all the time and I think he's going to continue to do that."

“He's really flexible as a defender,” added Evatt. “He can play across all of the back three and also in a back four. He's become a regular in Northern Ireland's team now and gone from strength to strength, so it's great credit to him and his professionalism.”