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Joel Dixon Completes Bolton Switch

25 June 2021

A photograph of Joel Dixon warming-up before a Barrow game Mark Fletcher (MI News & Sport)
Joel Dixon has left Barrow to join Bolton Wanderers
Club News

Joel Dixon Completes Bolton Switch

25 June 2021

Chairman Paul Hornby has paid tribute to Joel Dixon’s fine service after the goalkeeper confirmed his departure from The Bluebirds to sign a deal with Bolton Wanderers.

The 27-year-old joined Barrow in 2015 and has gone on to become one of the Club’s most consistent performers, making 203 appearances in all competitions over six years.

Dixon has seen off numerous competitors for the Number One spot during his time with The Bluebirds and also fought back from a serious knee injury in 2016 to reclaim his place as first choice keeper.

He proved a key member of the squad as Barrow earned a historic promotion to the EFL as National League champions in 2019/20 before reproducing that excellent form in League Two last term.

“We wish Joel all the very best,” said Chairman Paul Hornby.

“He’s genuinely one of the nicest people you could ever wish to meet in the game and his years of service to Barrow is testament to his character.

“He’ll always be remembered as part of the championship-winning team and, specifically, his crucial penalty save at Aldershot which kick started our 2019/20 season.

“This year he’s been solid again, producing two great saves in the game at Forest Green Rovers which safeguarded our status in the EFL.

“Therefore, on behalf of myself and everyone at Barrow, we wish him the best of luck in his step up to League One with Bolton Wanderers.”

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