Phil Parkinson

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."

Ben Alnwick commits future to Bolton Wanderers

Bolton Wanderers goalkeeper Ben Alnwick has ended speculation over his future by signing a new two-year deal on Wednesday. The shot-stopper, who picked up a clean sweep of accolades at the end-of-season awards, has extended his future at the Macron Stadium despite apparent interest from former club Sunderland.

Back in April, Alnwick suggested that he was in negotiations regarding a fresh deal with the Trotters and the 31-year-old has now finally put the question to bed. Speaking on the club’s official website, he said:"We’ve been talking about the contract for a while now. Once I was able to come down, I was absolutely over the moon to get it signed. It was always the plan to get my future sorted out early and it was a no-brainer to stay here. It was all I wanted to do from the end of the season. I’ve been knocking on the door all the way through the season to get a new contract because I love it here. I’m settled and it’s somewhere I always wanted to stay."

Phil Parkinson Hopeful Bolton Wanderers Have Stopped The Rot

Bolton Wanderers head coach Phil Parkinson is hoping that the Trotters have stopped the rot after picking up a valuable point against Barnsley. Four successive defeats had put the Trotters on the cusp of the relegation zone but they managed to cease the run with a 2-2 draw against Barnsley on the road.

Bolton’s new manager Phil Parkinson is eyeing new players

There was a period of time when Bolton Wanderers was not able to secure consistent results and this occurred in the final few months of Neil Lennon, back when he was in charge of the English club.

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