Stephen Ireland: Bolton Wanderers sign ex-Stoke midfielder on 'short-term' deal
Championship side Bolton have signed former Stoke, Manchester City and Aston Villa midfielder Stephen Ireland on a deal described as "short-term".
The ex-Republic of Ireland man, 32, was released by the Potters in June after relegation from the Premier League.
Ireland made five appearances last season, having missed the entire 2016-17 campaign after breaking his leg.
"We've got a lot of games coming up and I'm sure he will make a contribution," said Bolton boss Phil Parkinson.
Ireland - who has never played outside the top flight - started his career with Manchester City, featuring 138 times before joining Villa for £8m in 2010.
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