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BOSS ON BOLTON PLIGHT

23 August 2019

“It doesn’t look good for the English game when you have two clubs in real trouble and having games called off"

Paul Lambert said the plight of Bolton and Bury is sad for the English game but doesn’t agree they should have matches postponed.

Bury stand on the brink of being withdrawn from the EFL today over financial problems and have not played all season, while Bolton postponed their fixture against Doncaster on Tuesday over welfare issues regarding their young players.

Wanderers’ side has been mainly made up of Academy players this season, with the cash-strapped club already given a 12 point deduction at the start of the season having gone into administration.

“We won’t know too much about what side we will face tomorrow because they have got a lot of kids playing,” the Town boss told iFollow Ipswich.

“They are trying their best for the club but it’s sad really the situation they are in. It’s a famous club, Bolton.

“It doesn’t look good for the English game when you have two clubs in real trouble and having games called off. People will be looking at that from all over the world and saying ‘what’s going on there’. It doesn’t look good for anyone and is a sad state of affairs.

“I disagree with games being called off though. We have a young team ourselves and our young lads are having to deal with the pressure of trying to win the league and playing in front of 24,000 supporters.”

See the full interview with Paul on iFollow, which iFollow will also have live commentary from Town's visit to the University of Bolton Stadium.    


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