BOLTON Wanderers have re-signed Icelandic striker Eidur Gudjohnsen on a short-term deal, 14 years after he left the Lancashire club.

The 36-year-old spent two years with the Trotters before joining Chelsea for £4 million in 2000.

The former Barcelona and Tottenham striker had been training with Neil Lennon’s team since his release by Belgian side Club Brugge at the end of his contract in October.

Gudjohnsen, who scored 27 goals in 77 appearances during his first spell at Bolton, played for the Under-21s against Middlesbrough on Monday night.

He has been handed the number 22 shirt and could make his first appearance against Reading in the SkyBet Championship on Saturday.

The Reykjavik-born forward started his career at Valur in his home country before moving on to PSV and Monaco among other clubs.

During 2010 and 2011, he had short spells at Tottenham, Fulham and Stoke in the English Premier League but struggled to make an impact.

Overall, Gudjohnsen has netted over 150 goals in all competitions across his career spanning two decades.

Wanderers boss Lennon is also interested in taking on former Wigan striker Emile Heskey, who has began training at the Macron Stadium after the 36-year-old was released by Australian outfit Newcastle Jets.

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