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Bolton cancel defender Danny Shittu's contract

Danny Shittu
Shittu's Nigeria drew one and lost two of their three World Cup games

Bolton have terminated the contract of Nigerian defender Danny Shittu.

The 30-year-old signed a three-year deal with the Trotters when he moved to the Reebok Stadium from Watford for a reported £2m fee in August 2008.

Shittu made 12 appearances in his first season at Bolton, but he did not feature for the first team last season.

However, the centre-back was still named in Nigeria's 2010 World Cup squad and played in all three of their Group B games in South Africa.

The centre-back, who began his career as a trainee at Charlton, moved in 2002 to QPR on a permanent deal financed by supporters after he impressed during a loan spell.


Shittu played more than 160 games for the R's before moving to Watford for £1.6m in the summer of 2006.

He has recently set up a competition that will see one Nigerian footballer win a contract with Belgian first division side Royal Charleroi.

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see also
Shittu begins Nigeria talent hunt
31 Aug 10 |  African
Shittu secures switch to Bolton
06 Aug 08 |  Bolton
Shittu rejects Rangers contract
13 Jul 08 |  Rangers
Shittu accepts Nigeria recall
01 May 07 |  African
Watford sign R's defender Shittu
06 Aug 06 |  Watford
Shittu's permanent move
07 Jan 02 |  QPR

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