MOWBRAY HAPPY WITH BLACKBURN SIGNING

Stewart Downing joined Blackburn Rovers last summer transfer window and manager Tony Mowbray has come out to heap praise on the former Liverpool man.
Although this is a great defiance from the days when players who made Blackburn rejoice were the likes of Michel Salgado and others of similar caliber, Stewart Downing is not totally feeble when it comes to contributing to the success of any team he has ever played in.

PORTSMOUTH PIP BOLTON IN DULL AFFAIR

Portsmouth and Bolton Wanderers faced off in League One action as both sides were looking to grab valuable three points. The fixture which would have been a Premier League game a decade ago showed how far both teams had fallen in recent years.

Bolton boss unlikely to ruin youngsters after late summer recruitment

Bolton Wanderers boss Keith Hill has said that he is unlikely to ruin the club’s youngsters following the late recruitment at the beginning of the month. The Trotters were on the cusp of being defunct after administrative concerns but they managed to avoid selling their assets following a late purchase of the club by Football Ventures.

Since then, there has been a raft of senior signings made to stabilise the club in League One and that is likely to demote the younger players, who featured for the side during the financial burden. Speaking in a press conference, Keith Hill acknowledged the youngsters were helpful during the time of distress and stated that the new and experienced signings will provide the added support to those players.

Phil Parkinson reacts after Bolton’s away win at Queens Park Rangers

Bolton Wanderers manager Phil Parkinson has spoken about the importance of the league triumph at Queens Park Rangers which has kept them in contention to beat the Championship drop. The club have been going through a tough time with the financial crisis but the players have still stuck together and delivered a result which keeps them in the running for survival.

Speaking after the game, Parkinson highlighted the importance of the result, given they managed to close the gap on 21st-placed Millwall, who suffered a late defeat at the hands of Leeds United, he said: "Obviously it's important that other teams have lost, but we've said 'Let's block everything else out and perform as well as we can to keep our credibility'. I feel we did that. I'm absolutely delighted with the win and the performance level. I spoke to the lads about putting things to one side and putting in a performance where the morale is lifted when we come into the training ground, and I feel we did that."

Bolton Wanderers defender not giving up on survival hopes

Bolton Wanderers defender Mark Beevers has said that the Trotters won’t give up on their survival hopes until the final stages of the campaign. The recent midweek results have witnessed the Trotters drop seven points adrift of safety but Beevers insists the club can still turnaround their results to maintain their Championship status.

Speaking to reporters, the 29-year-old said that the club can turn their fortunes around in the final nine games of the campaign, he said:“We believe it and hopefully we can get the fans behind us to believe it too. On paper, with the quality we have got, I don’t think anyone would shy away from saying we are underachieving. The squad has changed massively, but I’d still say we had quality last season and it’s the same this time around. It is all about how it goes on the day. You can have that quality and still be a poor team and I have seen that in the past. I believe we can still do it, though, and so do the rest of the lads.”

BOLTON BOSS CHARGED WITH MISCODUCT AFTER LEEDS CLASH

Authorities of the English Football league(EFL), have charged Bolton Wanderers and their manager, Phil Parkinson, with misconduct for the fracas that occurred midway through the second half of Saturday’s away defeat at Leeds. The incident occurred shortly after LeedsUnitedtook the lead in the 68th minute and. The fracas saw Bolton’s manager sent to the stands.

Tensions rose when Joe Williams was squirted with a water bottle during an argument on the touchline. While trying to defend his player and diffuse the situation, Parkinson intervened. He squared up with Leeds United’s Pontus Jansson and was shown the red card by referee Tony Harrington.

Bolton Wanderers managers admits club can’t spend on a top-class striker

Bolton Wanderers manager Phil Parkinson has acknowledged that the club are not in a position to recruit Championship-tested players, although he is hopeful of the hierarchy doing something to reinforce the frontline. The striking department has once more been the weak point for the Trotters through the campaign and they are currently lying in the relegation places heading into the final months of the season.

Speaking to reporters, Parkinson admitted that there are issues left to be sorted in the frontline, which has been weakened by the return of Christian Doidge to parent club Forest Green Rovers. However, he has suggested the need to be realistic with the targets, given they cannot afford any permanent transfers this month.

Bolton’s coaching group hasn’t received the incentive

Phil Parkinson, the head coach of the Bolton Wanderers, and the members of his support staff have not received any incentive from the club hierarchy after the club managed to deny their demotion to the third tier of English Football the previous season.

Bolton was in the line of demotion right till the end. The match against Nottingham Forest which was their last of the season was a must-win for them to retain their berth in tier two. There was immense pressure, not only on the squad, but on the coaches too ahead of that game, but they pulled it off as they beat Nottingham 3-2 in a close contest.

Phil Parkinson insists Adam Le Fondre exit was the correct decision

Bolton Wanderers manager Phil Parkinson has said that the club have no regrets regarding the departure of Adam Le Fondre during the summer. The veteran made the switch to Sydney FC after the opening weeks of the campaign and the club have since struggled in the scoring department, drawing blank in 10 of their next 17 matches.

Despite this, Parkinson insists that it was the right decision to part ways with the former Reading star, given both the player and his family were eager to make the switch down under, he said: "Adam had a good pre-season and out of the blue, completely out of the blue he said he'd been given a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. Adam said his family really wanted to go abroad and would I let him go?
"I said to the chairman he wanted to leave and that it would be difficult to stand in his way. He had been a good lad for us and we respected that decision. I think it's always difficult to say no in that situation. I got to know his agent over that couple of days and he said the move had come about over that weekend. It all hinged on the fact his family wanted the move."

Bolton Wanderers snap up Lloyd Dyer after Sammy Ameobi’s injury

Championship side Bolton Wanderers have quickly taken the option to sign Lloyd Dyer on a short-term basis after it was confirmed that Sammy Ameobi had sustained a serious ankle injury. Ameobi suffered the damage during the recent 2-1 defeat at the hands of Queens Park Rangers and initial suggestions claimed that he could return in about a months’ time.

However, after a thorough examination of the damage, manager Phil Parkinson has confirmed that the former Newcastle United graduate could miss up to six weeks and this played a part in their decision to sign Dyer on a free transfer, he said: “With Sammy’s injury lay off being longer than we first anticipated, it was important that we have more options. Lloyd’s experience of playing as a left wing back will give us more cover if we decide to play with a back three.”

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