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Tierney agrees Bolton deal

30 May 2013

Ex-Latics' player on the move

Former Latics' defender Marc Tierney has agreed to sign for npower Championship club Bolton Wanderers.

The 27-year-old left-back will officially be registered as a Bolton player when his current contract at Norwich City expires.

Tierney will arrive at the Reebok Stadium with experience of playing first team football in all four of England’s top divisions, which includes playing a part in Norwich City’s Championship-winning team in the 2010/11 season.

Prestwich-born Tierney started his professional career with Latics, rising to prominence through the youth ranks before eventually making his senior debut in August 2003 as he went on to make 47 first-team appearances. 

Tierney was loaned to Conference club Carlisle United before eventually seeking regular first team football with Shrewsbury Town midway through the 2006/07 campaign.

He helped Shrewsbury reach the League Two play-off final in his first half-season with the club. Unfortunately his afternoon at Wembley ended in disappointment as Shrewsbury suffered a 3-1 defeat at the hands of Bristol Rovers with Tierney seeing red late on for a second bookable offence.

Tierney made 90 appearances for Shrewsbury in a two-year spell before joining Colchester United on an initial loan deal that was eventually made permanent in January 2009.

After 85 appearances for Colchester, Tierney made the step up to Championship side Norwich City, where he was reunited with his former boss Paul Lambert. Tierney played a key role in helping the Canaries reach the top flight and played 17 matches in the Premier League in 2011/12 season.

In the season just ended, Tierney made six first-team appearances for Norwich, only one of which was in the Premier League.

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