ANDERSON SET TO COMPLETE DEAL

There are reports flying around in England that the ownership tussle at Bolton Wanderers is set to end. The Bolton News claims that Dean Holdsworth has agreed and signed a deal that would make his partner Ken Anderson the owner of the club.

The pair combined to buy the club off Eddie Davies last year but they have been locked in a serious back and forth that had threatened to sink the whole club. Reports say Anderson’s firm Inner Circle Investments Ltd. has bought over the rights of Sports Shield BWFC – a firm created when they acquired the club last March.

The club had announced last month that they pair had reached an agreement. The club had released a statement that also confirmed that Holdsworth would remain an ambassador of the club. He is currently the director of Sports Shield BWFC but he is expected to resign his post when the takeover is finalized.

The club is preparing for a game against Oldham Athletic on Saturday. A large number of fans are expected to join in the trip to Boundary Park, with tickets in short supply on sites such as 1st4Footballtickets.com. The results the team is posting in away games is an influence in fans making the trip, although tickets for the last away match of the season at Port Vale are also selling fast.

Bolton require two more victories in four games to earn automatic qualification to the next tier. Oldham presents a tough test, as they have been for other teams in the top five. Their physical nature wears out their opponents but Wanderers would need to get a favourable result.

The fans were involved in a violent clash in the away match against Scunthorpe but measures are being taken to avoid a repeat. In addition, the club in a statement condemned the act.