St Mirren sell Bolton to Fleetwood after he desires England return

St Mirren have sold James Bolton to Fleetwood Town for an undisclosed fee just five months after the centre-half signed a contract extension until summer 2025.

The Scottish Premiership club revealed that the Staffordshire-born 29-year-old "made clear his desire to move back to England for family reasons".

Bolton, who has signed a two-year contract with the club relegated to League Two, had joined St Mirren last summer after leaving Plymouth Argyle and went on to make 26 appearances, 15 of them starts.

The defender started his career with Macclesfield Town before spells with Workington, Stafford Rangers, Halifax Town, Gateshead, Shrewsbury Town and Portsmouth.