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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.”

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."

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