Bolton have signed Alex Baptiste on a three-year contract.

The 27-year-old's contract at Blackpool had expired and he becomes Wanderers' third summer signing following the arrival of Marc Tierney and Hayden White.

Baptiste began his career at Mansfield where he made almost 200 appearances before joining Blackpool for an undisclosed fee in July 2008.

He made over 180 appearances for the Seasiders during his five-year spell at Bloomfield Road where he won promotion to the Barclays Premier League via a Wembley play-off final win in 2010.