Bolton Wanderers defender Tim Ream has signed a three-year extension to his current deal with the club.

The 26-year-old USA international, voted Bolton fans' and players' player of the year last season, will prolong his stay in the UK following a successful work permit hearing.

"I'm really pleased to have extended my deal here," Ream told the club's offical website.

"I certainly feel like I've developed as a player during my time over here and with my family we're settled in the local area."

Ream, who joined the club from New York Red Bulls in January 2012, has made a total of 76 appearances for Wanderers.