Bolton duo sign new deals

Bolton Wanderers goalkeeper Jussi Jaaskelainen and Ricardo Gardner today signed new contracts with the Premier League club. The Finnish international agreed a four-year deal with Gary Megson's team, while the Jamaica left-back put pen to paper on a three-year extension.

Jaaskelainen, 33, joined Bolton in 1997 from VPS in his homeland, and has since established himself as a fixture between their posts. Gardner, 29, became a Trotters player after starring for his country in the 1998 FIFA World Cup France™.

Bolton narrowly avoided relegation into the Championship last term.