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8 March 2016

Financial problems won't help but Bolton can win football matches warns Mick

Mick McCarthy says he is expecting another challenging 90 minutes against Bolton tonight despite the fact that they are going through a turbulent time. 

The Trotters are reported to be £172m in debt and were in court yesterday to face a winding up petition. 

Former Bolton striker Dean Holdsworth is fronting a consortium to buy the Club and has been given extra time to complete the takeover, with Wanderers due back in court on March 21. 

Bolton are confident though that the takeover will be completed soon, possibly even before tonight’s game. 

Wanderers are 10 points adrift of safety at the bottom of the table but although Mick accepts they have been hindered by their financial problems, he knows the danger they pose.

“The league is not easy for any of us, players, managers, fans but it’s not made any easier if a club is having financial worries,” the Town boss told Ipswich Player HD. 

“Bolton have been suffering with debt for ages and Lenny [Neil Lennon, manager] has had to cope with all that. 

“They looked like they might get out of it [relegation] a few weeks back but they have lost a couple of games and dropped right back in there now.

“They are a decent side though, with good players. They showed that at our place, even though we beat them. 

“In this league, anyone can beat anyone and even though they are going through tough times, Bolton are capable of winning football matches. It will be another tough 90 minutes tonight.”

Subscribers to Ipswich Player HD can watch the full interview with Mick now and listen to live commentary of tonight’s game.

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