Former Bolton Wanderers striker Dean Holdsworth said he was “humbled and honoured” to receive an honorary doctorate from the University of Bolton.

Mr Holdsworth was awarded a Doctor of the University for his outstanding contribution to sport.

He said: “I know how powerful education is and we have to treat every child equally whether that is in education or sport.

“I am very proud to have such a strong relationship with the University of Bolton and honoured to be in front of such special people today.”

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