James Bolton: Shrewsbury Town sign Gateshead defender on two-year contract
Shrewsbury Town have signed Gateshead defender James Bolton on a two-year contract for an undisclosed fee.
Bolton, 22, moves up two divisions to League One, having made 39 appearances in the National League last season.
The former Macclesfield and Halifax right-back becomes Shrewsbury manager Paul Hurst's 10th summer signing.
"It's always been my goal to play in the Football League," said Bolton. "So, if I get the opportunity, I'm confident I can get up to pace."
Although he can play at centre-back, Hurst confirmed Bolton will play at right-back in the absence of the injured Joe Riley.
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Defenders: Zak Jules (Reading), James Bolton (Gateshead)
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