Jimmy Phillips believes Gary Madine can still redeem himself at Bolton Wanderers. A return of just six goals in 36 games and a high-profile bust-up with former manager Neil Lennon ensured the striker’s first season at the Macron Stadium ended on a not so pleasant note.
Bolton Wanderers have appointed Andy Townsend as a consultant to the team as they step up their search for a new manager.
The team is currently without a manager after Neil Lennon exit the club on the 15th March.
There’s been nothing of any sort so far to suggest that the new deals are on the way for the Bolton old boys who are close to seeing off their contracts.
If Jimmy Phillip’s comments are to be taken as an indication of the future possibilities, then not all of those veterans are staying on.
Actually, there is no assurance regarding Phillips himself currently as he is there only in the position of a caretaker right now, but, if he works satisfactorily enough for the board to ask him to carry on in the job, he has dropped enough signs that he would stress on forming a young squad.
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.