Bolton have confirmed the appointment of Curtis Fleming as the club's first-team coach.

The former Middlesbrough defender had worked in a similar role under new Bolton manager Dougie Freedman and assistant boss Lennie Lawrence at Crystal Palace.

Fleming, who earned 10 caps for the Republic of Ireland between 1996-98, retired as a player in 2005 and became youth-team coach at The Riverside before joining Scottish side Livingston as assistant manager.

The 44-year-old, who also played for Birmingham, Palace and Darlington, joined the coaching set up at Selhurst Park in July 2011.