Trotters keep Gardner on

The 32-year-old Jamaica international saw his opportunities limited

by knee last season admits he was raring to begin his 13th season

with Wanderers. “I want to thank everyone for the opportunity to

sign on here for another year – a club where I have played for so

long,” Gardner told the club’s website. “I have been at Bolton

almost my entire career and I wanted to stay here longer. I have

been very happy here and so has my family. “I’m looking forward to

this pre-season because it is a fresh start. I hurt my knee just

after the season started last year and I had to play catch-up. “I

had a bit of a break in the summer and went back to Jamaica for two

weeks to give my muscles all the rest that I needed and spend time

with my family. “It was important that I prepared myself right

because this is a big season for me and I want to make sure that I

enjoy it.”