A few days ago it was officially confirmed and announced that the Sports Shield consortium had completed taking over the English League Championship club.
Bolton Wanderers have recently been boosted by two back-to-back victories and this appears to have given manager Neil Lennon confidence that his team can progress to the fifth round of the FA Cup.
Bolton are against Leeds United at home, where they have struggled throughout the season, but a home win can ensure that Bolton are able to make up for the league struggles with some FA Cup joy for the fans. The club remains five points adrift of safety after recently getting a massive three point against MK Dons in the league.
Troubled manager Neil Lennon claimed that he had never lost his faith in the players after watching his team get a crucial 1-0 win over Blackburn Rovers.
This was only the second win of the season for Bolton Wanderers, whose last win came way back at the start of the season against Wolverhampton Wanderers. Bolton have been lucky to see most of their rivals not claim to many points during this period. As a result, the club remains only four points away from safety. This victory comes as a major sigh of relief for Lennon, who did not appear to be cut out for the job in the Championship.
Neil Lennon believes that Bolton Wanderers certainly do not deserve to be at the bottom of the Championship.
Bolton Wanderers have endured a nightmare start to the pre-season after losing all of their games until now.
Despite this, manager Neil Lennon is confident that his players will turn around the situation and be ready in time for the start of the new season. Pre-season provides a lot of confidence to the players, but it has been the other way round at Bolton. The club has been involved in three pre-season friendlies so far and they have lost every one of them. Their latest defeat came in the game against Morecambe, which is seen as very bad.
Bolton manager Neil Lennon feels that recruitment in the upcoming transfer window will be a crucial aspect in the club’s future going forward.
Bolton have failed to get promoted back into the Premier League in the last few seasons. There is a danger of the club getting trapped in the second division of English football if they don’t take advantage of the parachute payments that still flow in. The club were relegated into the second tier after the 2011/12 season. The parachute payments will continue until next season and it is already down to just £ 9.6 million per year.
Successive clean sheets and victories is what Bolton Wanderers has been experiencing ever since Neil Lennon took charge of the Football Championship League in October of 2014. The English club experienced a huge revival as Lennon was able to push Bolton from the bottom of the league into the middle spots; all of this was accomplished during the initial 3 months of Neil Lennon in charge of the squad.
Neil Lennon and his squad have really been struggling during the month of February as they have lost matches when playing against Liverpool, Derby County, Watford and Nottingham Forest.
It was their defeat against Nottingham Forest that has seemed to trouble Neil Lennon as his team lost 4-1 and the manager from Northern Ireland has placed the blame on themselves as Lennon believes that his players can do better.
Neil Lennon is willing for the board permission to make a few signings for Bolton Wanderers this winter.
As per the reports, the manager wants a couple of defenders as well as the strikers to be added to the squad.
Bolton is presently holding the 15th position in the Championship table, having been able to win only one third of their games so far.
To be precise, the Whites have played 24 games out of which they have won 8 and have drawn 5. The rest of the 11 games, they have ended up losing and right now, they have got only 29 points.
Matt Mills is glad that Bolton Wanderers are not in the relegation zone anymore.
The Wanderers had dropped down to the relegation zone towards the end of last month, but, a couple of consecutive wins against Cardiff City and Wigan Athletic respectively in the first week of November has helped them get to the 21st position in the table.
After the Wigan game, Bolton had actually reached no. 18, but, then, the outcomes of the other games the following day got them down again. However, they remained just above bottom 3.