Bolton midfielder Mark Davies has signed a new deal with the team that will keep him at Reebok Stadium until the end of the 2014/15 season.
Davies joined Bolton from Wolves in 2009 and has established himself as a key part of Owen Coyle’s first team this term, making 25 appearances.
Coyle spoke of his delight at Davies’ contract extension as he looks to build a squad capable of challenging for European football.
“Mark was already under contract but what this shows is that we are trying to build a football club for years to come,” Coyle said.
“The nucleus is centred around young, exciting players and Mark certainly comes into that category.”
“He is enjoying an extended run in the team at the moment and he is showing his qualities. To have a player of his ilk commit his long-term future to the football club is a tremendous boost.”
Bolton have already tied up some important players on long-term deals this season, including Fabrice Muamba, Lee Chung-yong, Stuart Holden and striker Danny Ward, and Davies said he felt his new contract was a vote of confidence from Coyle.
“I’m really pleased to have signed a new contract,” Davies said.
“The football club has been good to me since I moved here two years ago and I’m really settled in the area. The manager believes in me and I feel like I’m part of his plans.”