Former Carlisle United defender Gethin Jones has signed for Bolton Wanderers.

The right-back, who impressed for the Blues last season, has agreed to join the Trotters, newly-relegated to League Two, on an initial one-year deal.

Jones, 24, rejected a new deal at Brunton Park and has instead linked up with Bolton under the new management of ex-Barrow boss Ian Evatt.

The former Everton and Fleetwood man made 37 appearances for Carlisle last season and was one of their most consistent performers under Chris Beech and his predecessor Steven Pressley.

The Cumbrians this week replaced Jones with former Manchester United full-back George Tanner.

Jones said his move to Bolton had been in the pipeline "for a few weeks".

He added on the Trotters website: “I’m really made up to have completed the move.

“Bolton is a massive a club and is a club that shouldn’t been in the division it is now.

“With it being so close to home and the size of the club, I thought it would be a perfect move for me.

“Hearing everything from the club, about where they want to go and how they want to play this season, I just felt like it was a perfect fit for me.”

Evatt said Jones' "pace, stamina, movement and quality with the ball" made him a good acquisition.