Bolton shares the same manager as Dustin Martin in Ralph Carr, and while Martin also halted contract discussions, it is believed this was a decision made by Bolton and not a tactic used by his manager.
The Western Australian is happy at Richmond with the support he is receiving from the club and he has settled well into Melbourne.
A number of players from the same draft year as Bolton have already signed lengthy contract extensions.
The 2016 number 29 draft pick was not apart of Richmond’s premiership team.
But with the Tigers relying on their small forwards and Daniel Rioli still sidelined with a foot injury, Bolton is getting plenty of opportunity at AFL Level.