The Nat Lofthouse Statue will be unveiled in August outside the Reebok Stadium, with work well underway.

Sculptor Sean Hedges-Quinn has completed his work on the statue and it will arrive at the stadium in the coming weeks.

Work on the statue began 18 months ago and it will be located in the north west of the Reebok Stadium near the main reception.

Club chaplain Phil Mason said: “We’re delighted with Sean’s work and feel he has really captured an amazing likeness of Nat.

“The size reflects the magnitude of Nat and the detail is incredible – the muscle tones in his arms and legs reflect the strength of Nat.

 “I am sure that the people of Bolton will be very pleased with the work and we cannot wait now to get to the unveiling at the end of August.”